Many candidates write or call us asking about certain tax terms they are unfamiliar with and how they can better understand these terms. For general accounting questions such as this, Dr. Gleim recommends that you research and answer them on your own. You will learn more by researching a question or term on your own, rather than having us provide the answer for you.
However, to aid you in your research, we suggest you search the IRS website (irs.gov) if you need a glossary of terms. Also, topic-specific publications will typically have a glossary for related terms.
In addition, certain languages such as Spanish have their own IRS translation glossary. These translations would only be for someone having language issues.