uncollectible

adjective
un·​col·​lect·​ible | \ˌən-kə-ˈlek-tə-bəl \

Definition of uncollectible 

: not capable of or suitable for being collected : not collectible uncollectible loans/debt Once deemed uncollectible because it can be easily reproduced, the photograph is now as common to the auction halls as a still life.— Douglas Davis

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That is because uncollectible debt is a fact of life for the industry. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Why It Is Harder to Diagnose Hospital Stocks," 28 May 2018 But changing trends in retail toward local presence for faster delivery have resulted in the vast majority of large out-of-state online businesses now collecting those previously uncollectible taxes. Chris Cox, WSJ, "Sales Tax Revenue Isn’t Collapsing," 19 Apr. 2018 Might be a collections rep for IRS The IRS likely would have given these taxpayers hardship status and classified their debts as currently uncollectible if the tax agency had handled the accounts itself, Olson wrote. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "IRS private debt-collection program hurts low-income Americans," 10 Jan. 2018 Debt that is at least six years old — about $304.3 million of the $634 million total — would be deemed uncollectible and forgiven. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan House votes to end hated driver responsibility fees; Senate version disagrees," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of uncollectible

1796, in the meaning defined above

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