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  • adj. Not allowable
  • adj. For which an allowance may not be claimed


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un- +‎ allowable


  • KBR says that subcontractor costs passed on to the U.S. taxpayer are not inflated because of kickback schemes and that they will "vigorously defend" challenges by government auditors over "unallowable" costs allegedly included in the Pentagon's tab, according to a July filing by KBR with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    U.S. Military Loses Control Of Subcontractor Spending, Warlords Benefit

  • IA: Spending voting money on entertainers 'unallowable' LINK

    'Daily Voting News' For February 03, 2008

  • In a Wednesday letter obtained by The Associated Press, the state Health Department told the group that an audit found $157,425 in expenses that were either "unallowable" or lacked receipts.


  • "unallowable," prompting DCAA to disapprove or suspend them.

    Federal Times - News

  • Sadly, this fine distinction between the unallowable (a church dictating policy) and the inevitable (personal faith influencing decision-making) has been lost, in part because of Kennedy's clumsy and inaccurate description of the separation between church and state as "absolute."

    Mark Osler: Why Religion Should Matter When We Vote

  • The department's investigation found Verizon and MCI allegedly submitted false claims under the contracts for the reimbursement of property taxes, common carrier recovery charges and unallowable surcharges, charges that are not directly reimburseable under the FTS2001 contracts.

    Verizon Pays $93.5 Million Fine to U.S.

  • Especially important is balancing the need to maximize your credit/grant by ensuring it includes all allowable expenses (a huge problem I see in the R&D Credit area with businesses over - and under-counting) and making sure you do not include unallowable expenses.

    Health Reform Will Set Off Biotech Tax Credit Rush

  • KBR's Senior Contracts Manager for LOGCAP III, Mary L. Wade, in an August 30, 2004 e-mail, acknowledged that "[i] f subs are using their own PSD [Personal Security Details] then the cost could be considered unallowable by both the client [the Army] and DCAA [the Defense Contract Audit Agency] as the government has the responsibility to provide force protection."

    David Isenberg: KBR's Unauthorized Deaths

  • Therefore, we believe that the Army's position that such costs are unallowable and that they are entitled to withhold amounts incurred for such costs is wrong as a matter of law.

    David Isenberg: The Cost of Being the Best Supplied Troops

  • So if you don't go back and scrubbed the numbers for unallowable and/or illegal costs, KBR's and other contractor's outrageous spending in these past six years will became the new normal, even if you get other companies to do the work.

    Dina Rasor: The Ghost of Truman: The Wartime Contracting Commission Gives DOD Hell on Iraq Contracting


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