excise tax

[ (ek-seyez) ]

A tax, similar to a sales tax, imposed on some goods, especially luxuries and cars.

Words Nearby excise tax

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How to use excise tax in a sentence

  • 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.

  • We beat them out of a manufacturer's excise tax, but it cost us plenty in legal fees.

    Backlash | Winston Marks