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To exclude; reject; deny the force or validity of.

The term disallow is applied to such things as an insurance company's refusal to pay a claim.


verb abjure, abnegate, abrogate, contravene, controvert, deny, disaffirm, disagree, disavow, disclaim, discredit, disown, dispute, dissent, impugn, negate, not accept, not comply, not confirm, object, oppose, protest, rebuff, rebut, refuse, refuse to accnowledge, refuse to allow, refuse to corroborate, refuse to grant, refute, reject, renunciate, repudiate, repulse, resist, spurn, vetare, withhold approval
Associated concepts: disallow a claim, notice of disallowance
See also: ban, bar, censor, condemn, constrain, contradict, controvert, debar, deny, disaffirm, disapprove, dismiss, disown, dissent, eliminate, enjoin, exclude, forbid, forestall, gainsay, halt, inhibit, interdict, interfere, negate, prohibit, proscribe, rebuff, refuse, reject, repudiate, restrain, restrict, stop, withhold
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Again this widens both the scope and discretionary character of Centrelink decisions about these issues, offset only by the insistence in the Senate Report that these issues like qualification for exemption for the activity test, or what constitutes a reasonable excuse for a 'participation failure', be promulgated in disallowable determinations (Senate, 2005a: rec 2, ss 602B(2A), (2B) and 624(2A), (2B], 626(2A), (2B), 629(1A), (1B) respectively [as amended]).
The decrease in business unit income primarily relates to a fourth quarter 2007 charge of $22 million related to potentially disallowable costs incurred under U.
6% in 2003, with the benefits of research and development tax credits in the UK being offset by the incidence of certain disallowable expenses.
15,258 12,921 Goodwill write-down disallowable for tax purposes
This is due to relatively high disallowable items and a prudent view being taken on the potential realization of tax losses.
There were proportionately increased profits from operations in higher tax jurisdictions and an increase in disallowable amortisation charges resulting from acquisitions.
Non-taxable unrealised (gains)/losses (160) (1,509) Non-taxable realised gains (240) (327) Allowable expense not charged to revenue 170 123 Disallowable expenses 2 - Losses carried forward 142 102 Actual current charge - revenue -
The increase in the effective tax rate was a result of the changing geographical mix of profits, the presence of unrelieved tax losses in a number of countries during the period and an increase in disallowable expenses.