消費税

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3

Grade: 5
ぜい
Grade: 5
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
消費稅 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

消費税(しょうひぜい) (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))