unearned income

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1. Accounting: Income received before a good is sold or a service is provided. Unearned income is classified as a current liability on the balance sheet until it is recognized as earned income during the accounting cycle.
2. Taxation: Income derived from means other than the provision of personal efforts, such as that derived as dividends, interest, or rent. Pensions and royalties, however, are not considered unearned income.

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When trying to break down your current financial state you can count some unearned income to figure out your net worth.
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I wondered how we got money before the sale was complete and my manager told me about unearned income and how it worked.
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The unearned income was not realized in our reports so we had to contact the analyst to update our records.
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