A tax, similar to a sales tax, imposed on some goods, especially luxuries and cars.
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How to use excise tax in a sentence
Then throw in insurance costs, an excise tax depending on what state you live in, and increasingly expensive tolls.Young Americans Are Abandoning Car Ownership and Driving | William O’Connor | July 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This has always included the excise tax penalty for non-compliance with the individual mandate.The Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare: 16 Experts Weigh in | Matthew DeLuca | June 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The annual federal excise tax on gasoline—which funds road and bridge construction—is set to expire Sept. 30.
Burr, who says he backs the excise tax bill on states' rights grounds, is not optimistic.
So who decided to levy an excise tax on the cushy world of rejuvenation and self-improvement?
No one dares refuse to contribute to its revenues, whether excise tax or import duties.Society | Henry Kalloch Rowe
excise tax is a tax levied on goods manufactured in this country.Citizenship | Emma Guy Cromwell
The money paid for license to sell spirituous liquors is an excise tax.The Government Class Book | Andrew W. Young
The National Government has long derived its chief revenue from a tariff on imports and from an internal or excise tax.State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt | Theodore Roosevelt
We beat them out of a manufacturer's excise tax, but it cost us plenty in legal fees.Backlash | Winston Marks