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sales tax

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noun
  1. a tax on receipts from sales, usually added to the selling price by the seller.

Origin of sales tax

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for sales tax

sales tax

noun
  1. a tax levied on retail sales receipts and added to selling prices by retailers
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