Translation of allowance in Spanish:

allowance

Pronunciation: /əˈlaʊəns/

n

  • 1 1.1 (from employer) complemento (m), sobresueldo (m) entertainment allowance complemento para gastos de representación
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    • It is likely that the IRS may find issues of concern in the area of taxable fringe benefits, particularly automobile allowances and relocation expenses.
    • My husband gives me an allowance for my own expenses.
    • Then figure out which items you will continue to be responsible for and which expenses you want the allowance to cover.
    1.2 (from state) prestación (feminine) invalidity/maternity allowance prestación por invalidez/maternidad 1.3 (private) asignación (f); (from parents) mensualidad (f), mesada (f) (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • Regardless of how much you give, it's a good idea to regularly disperse the allowance and increase the amount as the child gets older.
    • Since back to school time is rapidly approaching, here are answers to the four most common questions we get from parents about allowances.
    • For example, parents use allowances or dessert to encourage their children to make their beds or eat their dinners.
  • 2 [Tax/Fisco] personal allowancemonto que un individuo puede ganar sin pagar impuestos duty-free allowancemercancías que se pueden ingresar al país sin pagar impuestos
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    • Everyone is entitled to a personal allowance - the amount you can earn before tax is due - from the day they are born.
    • Duty free allowances are to increase from £140 per person to £1,000.
    • Children all have their own personal allowances, which mean they can earn £4,385 a year before paying any tax.
  • 3to make allowance(s) for sb/sth (treat leniently, take into account) you have to make allowances for him: he's very young tienes que ser indulgente con él, es muy joven he doesn't make allowance for mistakes no acepta ningún error we've made allowance(s) for delays hemos tenido en cuenta posibles retrasos

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