Definition of at source in English:

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at source

1At the point of origin or issue: reduction of pollution at source
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  • By preventing pollution at source, conserving water and restoring valuable nutrients to nature's lifecycle, the WCT's virtues are attracting converts around the world.
  • While industrial pollution can be controlled at source, automobile emissions can become uncontrollable.
  • The reduction of refuse at source is vital and the council must challenge those responsible to achieve acceptable levels.
1.1Used to show that a sum is deducted from earnings or other payments before they are made: your pension contribution will be deducted at source
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  • Mortgage interest relief has gone and non-taxpayers can no longer reclaim the tax deducted at source on dividend payments on shares or unit trusts.
  • The landlord is then entitled to claim a credit for the income tax deducted at source from the rental income.
  • However, anyone with benefits or other sources of income, for example bank interest or dividend income, is likely to have additional tax to pay as any tax deducted at source is unlikely to cover the full tax liability.
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