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Synonyms for act

do something










act for someone


act on or upon something: obey


act on or upon something: affect

act up: misbehave


act up: malfunction

Synonyms for act

the process of doing


something done

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

a short theatrical piece within a larger production


to conduct oneself in a specified way

to behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of

to react in a specified way

to perform the duties of another

to produce on the stage

act up: to behave in a rowdy, improper, or unruly fashion

act up: to work improperly due to mechanical difficulties

Synonyms for act

a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

a manifestation of insincerity

perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

discharge one's duties

pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

be suitable for theatrical performance

be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure

behave unnaturally or affectedly

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Agency and benefit to corporation: Because of the difficulty in establishing that a corporation is the alter ego of any particular individual, most cases will probably turn on the second part of the Tax Court's test--namely, that (1) the individual, whether alone or in concert with others, acted as "agent" for or "in behalf of" the corporation and (2) the corporation actually benefited from the individual's acts.
The IRS prevailed when the individual was a sole or dominant shareholder of the corporate taxpayer and, hence, it was possible to establish principles of agency or that the individual acted in behalf of the corporation.
The court found that the majority shareholder dominated the corporation, and acted in behalf of it, and that the corporation benefited because the fraud lowered the corporate taxable income.
21) Because the clients received corporate invoices, mailed payments made out to the corporation at the corporate offices, and believed that the CEO acted in the corporation's behalf, the corporation was held liable for the consequences of the scheme.