gross up

  

Definition

To increase a net amount to include deductions, such as taxes, that would be incurred by the receiver.

This term is most frequently used in terms of salary; an employee can receive their salary grossed up, which means that they would receive the full salary promised to them, without deductions for tax.


Use gross up in a sentence

  • We suggested that he gross up the report to be more meaningful as we were at a critical stage in the project.

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  • I didn't like that it would be a gross up, because then it would all have to be incurred by the receiver, which was me.

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  • ABC Company offered to gross up John Smith's salary in order to retain him as a valued employee in their widget department.

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