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What are Unallowable Costs?  Just because a cost can be allocated to a contract doesn’t mean it can be billed directly to that contract.  These costs are called “unallowable costs”.

Kevin and Paul discuss the concept of unallowable costs and some examples from FAR Part 31.201.  Learn why some costs are not billable on Government contracts and why it is important to set up your accounting system to properly segregate allowable from unallowable costs.


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