taxpayer

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tax +‎ payer

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taxpayer (plural taxpayers)

  1. A person who is subject to, liable for, or pays tax as opposed to a nontaxpayer who is neither the subject nor the object of revenue laws
  2. All of the people, collectively, in a population who pay tax (especially used in the context of the government financing something using the tax revenue)
    The bank was bailed out by the taxpayer.

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