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- Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19:
- In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […] Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.
- A burdensome demand.
- a heavy tax on time or health
- A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
- (obsolete) charge; censure
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Clarendon to this entry?)
- (obsolete) A lesson to be learned.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
- (money paid to government): impost, tribute, contribution, duty, toll, rate, assessment. exaction, custom, demand, levy
- (money paid to government): subsidy
types of taxes
terms derived from tax (noun)
money paid to government
- (transitive) To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
- Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
- (transitive) To impose and collect a tax on (something).
- Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
- (transitive) To make excessive demands on.
- Do not tax my patience.
2007 January 16, IBM, “IBM - Reinventing the invention system - United States”:
- But patent applications are increasingly accompanied by volumes and volumes of data on DVD, which taxes the resources of the patent office.
to impose and collect a tax