Glossary beginning with U

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Unearned income search for term

Income received that is not from a personal exertion source. Bank interest and dividends are examples of unearned income.

Unfranked dividend search for term

A share of a company's distribution paid to a shareholder on which no tax has been paid by the company.

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Instalment activity statement (IAS)

A form similar to the BAS (but without GST and some other taxes) used by businesses not registered for GST, and by individuals who are required to pay PAYG instalments or PAYG withholding, such as self-funded retirees.

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