uncollected

adjective
un·​col·​lect·​ed | \ ˌən-kə-ˈlek-təd How to pronounce uncollected (audio) \

Definition of uncollected

: not collected: such as
a : not gathered into one place, body, or mass a book of thirteen previously uncollected stories streets littered with uncollected trash
b : not yet paid uncollected debt uncollected taxes checks drawn against uncollected funds

Examples of uncollected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The staffing reduction at the IRS is taking a toll on auditing, with some critics saying the trend is allowing billions in potential tax revenue to go uncollected. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Your chance of getting audited by the IRS is lower than ever," 7 Jan. 2020 Sales taxes, a large chunk of city budgets, have gone uncollected because of flaws in a new state program created to make the process more efficient, according to a report from Arizona auditors. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Are Arizona cities losing out on taxes from vacation rentals like Airbnbs? Here's what you need to know," 14 June 2019 Coffer up: The strike has already affected GM’s bottom line and parts suppliers, but as MLive’s Emily Lawler reports, the state of Michigan is also losing $4.6 million a week in uncollected income tax. cleveland, "The candidates actually discussed Flyover issues at the debate: The Flyover," 16 Oct. 2019 Mountains of uncollected rubbish piled high in cities. Lee Edwards, National Review, "Three Nations That Tried Socialism and Rejected It," 14 Oct. 2019 In September 2018, Kirste went to work, sending a letter to CRC’s chief financial officer demanding $9.3 million in uncollected taxes. Daily Pilot, "Does oil company owe city of Seal Beach $9 million or more? City officials are drilling for answers," 20 Sep. 2019 In September 2018, Kirste went to work, sending a letter to CRC’s chief financial officer demanding $9.3 million in uncollected taxes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Does this oil company owe Seal Beach $9 million or more? Officials are drilling for answers," 20 Sep. 2019 Mounting piles of uncollected rubbish added to residents’ woes. The Economist, "As Pakistan’s biggest city crumbles, politicians bicker," 24 Oct. 2019 The agency has already borrowed $27 million of it to cover uncollected fire costs – expenses the state forest division is not responsible for covering. oregonlive, "Failing forestry: Oregon’s forestry department is on an unsustainable path," 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of uncollected

1730, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2020

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“Uncollected.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncollected. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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