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due to (someone or something)

1. As a result of something. Due to the impending thunderstorms, the baseball game has been canceled.
2. Apt, likely, or set to do something. I think you should try to sell your house now, as the skyrocketing prices in this area are due to drop soon.
3. Owed to someone. I never got my last paycheck, so I have money due to me!
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due to

1. Likely to, announced as, as in Betty bought more of the stock, believing it was due to rise, or The play is due to open next week. [Early 1900s]
2. Attributable to, because of, as in Due to scanty rainfall, we may face a crop failure. This usage has been criticized by some authorities, but today it is widely considered standard. [Early 1900s] Also see on account of.
3. Owing or payable to, as in We must give our staff whatever vacation is due to them.
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EW maintains that its failure to pay taxes and make deposits on time was due to the fraudulent criminal activities of top officials at the defense agencies, which so permeated the DLA that, despite EW's ordinary business care and prudence, it could not pay its payroll taxes when due without suffering undue hardship.
On the other hand, the Service contends that EW's failure to pay employment taxes timely was due to willful neglect, because it chose to pay other creditors and employees instead of the IRS.
Other losses that may be eligible for 10-year carryback treatment are those due to attorney's fees associated with Sec.
Although the Service did not rule as to the underlying attorney's fees in the case, one could contend that if losses due to an adverse judgment are eligible for 10-year carryback, the associated attorney's fees should be as well.