From 消費 (shōhi, “consumption”) + 税 (zei, “tax”)
消費税 (hiragana しょうひぜい, rōmaji 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 (chihō shōhizei, “local consumption tax”))