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- Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
- Synonyms: impost, tribute, contribution, duty, toll, rate, assessment, exaction, custom, demand, levy
- Antonym: subsidy
- 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, in 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.
- (figuratively, uncountable) A burdensome demand.
- a heavy tax on time or health
- 1843, Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons - Volume 39, page 234:
- In the expectation that such would be the case, I came but slightly attended, sending most of my people with the heavy baggage by sea to the Indus, and I took every precaution to render the tax of my support as light as possible, by furnishing a memorandum of the number of persons composing my suite, and limiting the amount of supplies each should receive.
- 1962 August, G. Freeman Allen, “Traffic control on the Great Northern Line”, in Modern Railways, page 128:
- The extent of the traffic is a tax on the existing yard in the area at Frodingham, the busiest in the District.
- 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
- 1616–1618, John Fletcher; Philip Massinger; Nathan Field, “The Queene of Corinth”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- Flie far from hence
All private taxes, immodest phrases,
What e'r may but shew like vicious.
types of taxes
- church tax
- corporation tax
- estate tax
- excise, excise tax
- flat tax
- gift tax
- goods and services tax
- gross receipts tax
- head tax
- income tax
- inheritance tax
terms derived from tax (noun)
money taken by government
- (transitive) To impose and collect a tax from (a person or company).
- Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
- 2018, Kristin Lawless, Formerly known as food, →ISBN, page 251:
- Taxing the food and chemical industries, which make billions off our food consumption, could be another way to generate revenue for the program.
- (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.
- 1847 March 30, Herman Melville, Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; […], London: John Murray, […], OCLC 364546898:
- The people of the southeasterly clusters—concerning whom, however, but little is known—have a bad name as cannibals; and for that reason their hospitality is seldom taxed by the mariner.
- 2007, January 16, “IBM”, in 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.
- (transitive) To accuse.
- (transitive) To examine accounts in order to allow or disallow items.
to impose and collect a tax
- tax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- tax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- tax in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- Alternative form of
- Alternative form of
tax f (Arabic spelling تاخ)
- Chyet, Michael L. (2003), “tax”, in Kurdish–English Dictionary, with selected etymologies by Martin Schwartz, New Haven and London: Yale University Press
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