a tax exacted directly from the persons who will bear the burden of it (without reimbursement to them at the expense of others), as a poll tax, a general property tax, or an income tax.
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Origin of direct tax
An Americanism dating back to 1785–90
Words nearby direct tax
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British Dictionary definitions for direct tax
a tax paid by the person or organization on which it is leviedCompare indirect tax
Derived forms of direct taxdirect taxation, noun
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