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file away

1. To remove something with the use of a file. A noun or pronoun can be used between "file" and "away." Is it safe to file away these calluses on my feet?
2. To put paperwork into a designated file and location. A noun or pronoun can be used between "file" and "away." My assistant must have already filed away the paperwork from that meeting—I don't see it here on my desk.
See also: away, file

file off

To remove something with the use of a file. A noun or pronoun can be used between "file" and "off." Is it safe to file off these calluses on my feet?
See also: file, off

file down

To reduce something with the use of a file. A noun or pronoun can be used between "file" and "down." Do you think I can just file down the corn on my foot?
See also: down, file

file under (something)

To put something, often paperwork, in a file that has a particular name or designation. File these papers under "miscellaneous" for now—we'll get to them later.
See also: file

file charges

To make a formal legal complaint of wrongdoing or mistreatment against another person. A: "Is it true that Greg filed charges against you?" B: "Yes, but his claim is completely false! I've never done anything to him!" I really hope our neighbors don't file charges against us—I never would have cut down that tree if I had known it was on their property!
See also: charge, file

file for (something)

To submit the paperwork for something. The phrase is often used in legal matters. Is it true that Tina filed for divorce?
See also: file

file in(to) (something)

To move or process into a place or thing in a line. After being scolded, the kids filed silently into their classroom. Quick, file in before the show starts!
See also: file

file out

To move or process out of a place or thing in a line. After the concert ended, everyone filed out, abuzz with excitement.
See also: file, out

file out of (something)

To move or process out of a place or thing in a line. After the concert ended, everyone filed out of the stadium, abuzz with excitement.
See also: file, of, out

file charges

(against someone) Go to press charges (against someone).
See also: charge, file

file out (of something)

[for a line of people] to move out of something or some place. The people filed quietly out of the theater. They filed out at the end.
See also: file, out

file something away (from something)

 and file something off ((of) something); file something off
to remove something from something else by filing. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The dentist filed the sharp point away from the tooth. The dentist filed away the sharp point from the tooth. The dentist filed the point off.
See also: away, file

file something down

to level off a protrusion by filing. File this edge down so no one gets cut on it. Please file down this edge.
See also: down, file

file something off

((of) something) Go to file something away (from something).
See also: file, off

file away

v.
1. To rub against something with or as if with a file until it is smooth or gone: I filed the rough skin away with a pumice stone. The foot doctor filed away my bone spurs.
2. To file some document or other material into the appropriate place: The secretary filed the legal documents away. The receptionist filed away the important memos.
See also: away, file

file down

v.
To cause wear on something by rubbing against or filing it, reducing its size: I filed down my fingernails before the party. The dentist filed the jagged tooth down.
See also: down, file
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Consolidated filings for income producing properties that are comprised of multiple lots are not permitted by Finance.
CPAs should encourage their software providers to include the new 1120/1120S and 990 e-file programs in their packages for the 2005 filing season.
There are various methods of setting up numeric filing systems.
the prime contractor; Bowne, in its capacity as a large-scale filing agent, to review the EDGAR Filer Manual and test the electronic filer interface with the SEC; CompuServe Incorporated, to provide an electronic mail link between filers and the SEC, as well as an alternate filing mechanism; Disclosure Inc.
Yet given the time delay, more and more firms are beginning to look at e-filing as an option for at least some clients, most notably those with large refunds, where filing electronically will get the money in their hands faster.
Finally, employers may be concerned about the space requirements for the system, as well as the time and assistance involved in training employees on the electronic filing system.
Although this filing anomaly existed under prior regulations, when the passthrough entity received an extension to file to a date on or after the extended due date for the passthrough interest holder, the new, automatic six-month extension may cause this to happen with more frequency.
The proposal is predicted to reduce the state's tax filing costs by $50 million annually.
Tiny antennas and transmitters, embedded in bar code-type labels that "communicate" with a computer in a central filing area suggest many uses of RFID.
In 1986, when the Internal Revenue Service initiated electronic filing of tax returns, only five tax preparers participated, submitting about 25,000 returns.
The e-filing mandate for the 2006 and 2007 filing seasons only applies to entities that file 250 or more returns during a calendar year, including income tax, excise tax, employment tax and information returns (e.