消費税

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3

Grade: 4
ぜい
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 消費 (しょうひ) (shōhi, consumption) +  (ぜい) (zei, tax)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Common Accent: しょうひぜい [shòúhízèì] (Nakadaka)

Noun[edit]

消費税 (hiragana しょうひぜい, romaji shōhizei)

  1. a tax added to the price when purchasing goods or services.
  2. (economics) consumption tax, a tax levied on consumption of goods and services.
  3. (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) (chihō shōhizei, local consumption tax))