Definition of receivable in US English:



  • Able to be received.

    • ‘The surplus for each property is calculated by deducting from the gross rent receivable the following allowable deductions.’
    • ‘‘We are now in the peak milk production period and it is essential for farm planning purposes that producers know what quota allocations are receivable under these schemes for the coming quota year’, he said.’
    • ‘The problems are rooted in a net overspend of £946,000, and a shortfall of £1,131,000 on income, with a surplus of £32,000 on interest receivable.’
    • ‘There were no emoluments received or receivable by me or any other person in respect of my services to the company or its subsidiaries for the period ended 31 July 1999.’
    • ‘Of the preceding amounts, $988,200 and $300,400 were included in grants receivable as of December 31, 1999 and 1998, respectively.’
    • ‘This relief is based on one fifteenth of the average annual pay for the last three years of service to the date of leaving minus any tax free lump sum entitlement receivable under the company pension scheme.’
    • ‘Parliament has decreed that, in the particular circumstances which arise in the present case, the company should be taxed on the interest receivable on the debt from TEE for so long as that debt was retained as an asset in the winding up.’
    • ‘Added to which there is a large increase in the fees receivable in 1994 to a level of almost £123,000 which accounts for the large increase in the gross profit over the previous and subsequent years.’
    • ‘Fees receivable from group operations not directly managed are included as income at the commencement of the period of licence.’
    • ‘This is a method of accounting that matches expenditure and income to the accounting period to which each transaction relates, irrespective of the date on which payment is made or receivable.’
    • ‘The covenantee must declare the full amount receivable on his tax return so that he can be given credit for the tax withheld.’
    • ‘Part of this agreement states that both partners should be honest and fair by showing each other all the accounts payable and receivable on a monthly basis to maintain total trust through the duration of the partnership.’
    • ‘Please be mindful that while Phoenix TV is based in Hong Kong, it is legally receivable by Chinese people with access to cable and satellite television, and Phoenix Weekly can be found on the Internet.’
    • ‘It's true that technology is such that the privacy of electronic communications cannot be guaranteed, but the personal access and password gave me a sense that the messages and files sent to me were intended to be receivable only by me.’
    • ‘In 1780, Congress issued $4.5 million in a new interest-bearing currency, redeemable in coin after five years, and receivable for taxes.’
    • ‘This assignment was clearly drafted in contemplation of construction performance bonds but could fairly be extended to amounts receivable from importer customers on account of customs bonds.’
    • ‘The notes, soon known as ‘Greenbacks,’ were made legal tender for all private debts, receivable by the government for taxes and land sales (but not import duties), and were fundable into the bonds.’
    • ‘Finally, the numbers of radio stations that were locally receivable were correlated with the melanoma incidence for the 288 communities in Sweden.’
    • ‘Bribes are receivable in kind: for example, a university professor gives an A grade to the child of the manager of a building company in exchange for renovation work on the professor's house.’
    • ‘I would soon be mentally noting the differences in style not only between the BBC and Independent Television, but also between the two Independent stations receivable in my location, Yorkshire and ATV.’
    unsettled, outstanding, unresolved, unattended to, due, overdue, owing, owed, to be paid, payable, undischarged, in arrears, in the red
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  • Amounts owed to a business, regarded as assets.

    • ‘These include housing loans, vehicle loans, credit card receivables, trade receivables and other assets.’
    • ‘It's dangerous to build up assets right now - inventories, receivables.’
    • ‘Banks, for example, sell assets such as loans and credit-card receivables.’
    • ‘That's why we think businesses with sterling receivables should look to take advantage of the pound's current strength, before this rally ends.’
    • ‘There are a number of well-established financing techniques involving receivables.’
    • ‘The best way to measure potential problems in business is by projecting cash flow needs - managing receivables and expenses.’
    • ‘During that year, we would also finance her receivables, advancing her 50 cents in cash for every dollar billed.’
    • ‘Keep tight reins on receivables: Cash flow problems can put a small business under very quickly.’
    • ‘Now, a major new worry is the fate of securities based on the receivables of subprime lenders.’
    • ‘This is because the sole proprietorship is made up solely of assets, such as equipment, leases, receivables and customer lists.’
    • ‘Increased inventories and increased receivables are not good for cash flow, no matter what you're recording in earnings per share.’
    • ‘If your customer and supplier contact details were suddenly gone and all record of your payables and receivables was lost, it could put you out of business.’
    • ‘It also services receivables for banks and finance companies.’
    • ‘Exporters who fail to protect their export receivables can weaken their financial position.’
    • ‘In time, I owed so much money to the bank that the company's net worth was zero - I owed as much as I had in inventory and receivables.’
    • ‘This business is involved in factoring receivables.’
    • ‘How long does it take you to collect your receivables?’
    • ‘They have their own payroll, their own receivables, their own general ledger, and their own balance sheet.’
    • ‘In the process, companies are finding that assets other than inventory and receivables can be mined for liquidity.’
    • ‘But in the United States, the average age of outstanding receivables is 53 days.’
    • ‘The reality is that bad debt increases with the age of receivables.’
    • ‘Lenders first exclude ineligible assets, such as receivables that are more than 90 days overdue.’