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1 defer

(dĕ-fer′) [Fr. différer, to differ, fr L. diferre, carry in different directions, differ]
To delay or postpone a decision or action.

2 defer

(dĕ-fer′) [Fr. déférer, fr L. deferre, to carry down, report, accuse]
To yield respectfully to the opinions or desires of others.
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But she now defers 15% of her pre-tax income by maxing out on her 401(k) and contributing to an IRA.
In this case, the employee defers $8,000 of compensation and a $2,000 employer matching contribution, which are invested to earn 8% a year.
404(d) limits a taxpayer's deduction for amounts paid to certain cash-basis independent contractors under a plan or arrangement that defers compensation.
28, which defers profit recognition only to the extent of the capital lease amount.
As a result of deferring X's bonus, CHC reduces its year-end Federal tax outlay by $11,320 ($17,320 - $6,000) and both defers and lessens the FICA tax impact of the bonus.