From 消費 (しょうひ, shōhi) consumption + 税 (ぜい, zei) tax
- Common Accent: しょうひぜい /shòúhízèì/ (Nakadaka)
消費税 (hiragana しょうひぜい, romaji shōhizei)
- a tax added to the price when purchasing goods or services.
- (economics) consumption tax, a tax levied on consumption of goods and services.
- (law) an indirect tax levied on consumption by the Japanese national government. (compare 地方消費税 (ちほうしょうひぜい, chihou-shouhizei) local consumption tax)