- a period of time during which the government reduces or suspends the collection of a tax, as payroll, property, or sales tax: The state legislature declared a hurricane preparedness tax holiday for items like flashlights and battery-powered radios.
Origin of tax holiday
First recorded in 1945–50
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- a period during which tax concessions are made for some reason; examples include an export incentive or an incentive to start a new business given by some governments, in which a company is excused all or part of its tax liability
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