off-the-books


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off-the-books

 (ôf′thə-bo͝oks′, ŏf′-)
adj.
Not reported or accounted for as required by law, especially in order to avoid the payment of taxes: off-the-books income.
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off′-the-books′



adj.
not recorded in account books or not reported as taxable income: off-the-books payments.
[1960–65]
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The Barisan Nasional (BN) administration's previous deficit figures and projections were inaccurate as they excluded off-the-books liabilities, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today.
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Listing the challenges of running an off-the-books car repair service, resident James Arleander first cites the people purportedly protecting him: "First, you are doing something illegal, which means police must be involved.
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Justin, however, is unlikely to be heralded by government as a 'super hero' entrepreneur because, like many others starting-up successful enterprises, he conducts a large proportion of his business on an off-the-books basis.
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