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Free military taxes Index A Active participation, Active participation. Free military taxes Activity Appropriate economic unit, Appropriate Economic Units Nonpassive, Activities That Are Not Passive Activities Trade or business, Passive Activities Amounts borrowed, Amounts borrowed. Free military taxes Amounts not at risk, Amounts Not At Risk, Other loss limiting arrangements. Free military taxes Appropriate economic unit, Appropriate Economic Units Assistance (see Tax help) At-risk activities Aggregation of, Aggregation of Activities Separation of, Separation of Activities At-risk amounts, At-Risk Amounts Government price support programs, Effect of government price support programs. Free military taxes Increasing amounts, Effect of increasing amounts at risk in subsequent years. Free military taxes Nonrecourse financing, Nonrecourse financing. Free military taxes At-risk limits, At-Risk Limits Closely held corporation, Closely held C corporation. 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