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The state of being late for a payment on a loan or other liability. If a payment is due on the third of each month and one does not pay until the ninth, the account is said to be in delinquency until the payment is made. Some liabilities have grace periods to allow for late periods up to a certain point without causing delinquency. A late fee may or may not be assessed on a delinquent payment. Serious and prolonged delinquency can lead to default.


Past due.

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Tax delinquents such as those on this list will have an opportunity to settle back taxes without penalty and half-off the interest during Pennsylvania's upcoming Tax Amnesty program," Hassell noted.
Several teams have already reported that children who endure severe abuse and also possess the weak-MAOA gene variant commit violent and delinquent acts later in life far more often than do abused kids who carry the strong-MAOA gene variant (SN: 8/3/02, p.
A study of some 300 Pittsburgh students, led by Needleman and published in the 7 February 1996 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, first revealed that adolescent boys with elevated lead levels were more likely to engage in acts of bullying, vandalism, arson, shoplifting, and other delinquent behaviors, according to self and parental reports.
Instead, it mainly arrested serious delinquents, disproportionately of minority backgrounds, and petitioned them to juvenile court to fight crimes like auto theft that were of particular concern to the public.
Poor social skills, weak familial relations, and overall low attachment to social institutions do not allow for healthful friendships between delinquents.
We're advised that we can't currently pursue delinquent taxpayers in court," Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau chief financial officer Janet Charles said last week.
Finally, some computer delinquents could become adult computer offenders.
Elizabeth Dvorkin, chief of Tax and Condemnation for the city's Corporation Counsel, said "We have been very effective in the past collecting the delinquent taxes at the time they decide to sell the building, or want to get a mortgage on the property.
Research report on the situational leadership/attitude modification program for adjudicated delinquents.
The practice "was designed to deal with delinquents who stole hubcaps, not those who mug old ladies," notes sociologist Rita Kramer in At a Tender Age: Violent Youth and Juvenile Justice (1988).
Fitch uses the minimum 60-day delinquent criteria to determine inclusion in the study.
The other tax delinquents will remain on the list until they do the same.