Abbreviation for an active member of a pension scheme.
2. Tax - types of income.
For tax purposes, active income includes wages, salary and business profits.
Contrasted with 'passive' income, which is broadly investment income.
3. Tax - companies.
For tax purposes a company is normally defined as active - and potentially liable for Corporation Tax - when it does any one (or more) of the following:
- Carrying on any business activity or trade or profession.
- Buying and selling goods with a view to profit.
- Providing services.
- Earning interest.
- Managing investments.
- Receiving any other income.
4. Investment management - strategies.
Active investment funds engage investment managers to select their investments.
5. Judgement - initiative.
More generally, any structure or undertaking involving relatively more judgement or initiative.