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income tax

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noun
  1. a tax levied on incomes, especially an annual government tax on personal incomes.
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Origin of income tax

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for income tax

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Historical Examples

  • If it's on the market I'll buy it—if it means another penny on the income-tax.

  • The only way to cut it out is to eliminate the income-tax system which spawned it.

  • If the income-tax returns are to be trusted this proportion is far too high.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing

  • "And the income-tax will mean something to 'em, too," said Sir Morell Strachey.

    The Message

    Alec John Dawson

  • You were accepted as is, sans "Who's Who" labels and income-tax records.

    My Wonderful Visit

    Charlie Chaplin


British Dictionary definitions for income tax

income tax

noun
  1. a personal tax, usually progressive, levied on annual income subject to certain deductions
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