unearned income


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unearned income (accounting) income received but not yet earned (usually considered a current liability on a company's balance sheet)
    • n unearned income personal income that you did not earn (e.g., dividends or interest or rent income)
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In literature:

They will for a time be receiving the bulk of the unearned income of the world.
"What is Coming?" by H. G. Wells
In either case there would be no unearned incomes in any generation not yet born.
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
But, you may rightly say, this will not eliminate the unearned incomes.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
The same levy is made upon earned incomes as upon those that are unearned.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
Yes, the Unearned Incomes Act.
"The Secret of the League" by Ernest Bramah
The further taxation of unearned incomes by means of a graduated and differentiated income-tax?
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
He despised these fat little clients living so snugly on their unearned incomes .
"Three Plays by Granville-Barker" by Harley Granville-Barker
Her income and creditor classes are daily in receipt of an unearned increment to their wealth by reason of that demonetization.
"Money" by John P. Jones
They pay no income tax; there is no tax on unearned increment.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser

In poetry:

of a great-great-grandmother who got laid
by a sacred beast. Only a press lord
could have built San Simeon: no unearned income
can buy us back the gait and gestures
"Thanksgiving for a Habitat" by W H Auden