direct tax

noun Government.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for direct tax

direct tax


a tax paid by the person or organization on which it is leviedCompare indirect tax
Derived Formsdirect taxation, noun

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