a uniform tax or surcharge imposed upon every person or every adult in a specific group, as on those entering or leaving a country or using a particular service or conveyance.
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How to use head tax in a sentence
Their wish was granted in 1882 when the national government passed a federal immigration head tax.
At the moment they're slugging it out to see which one gets to levy a head tax on the juke boxes in this section."And That's How It Was, Officer" | Ralph Sholto
It increased the head tax to four dollars and provided rigid scrutiny over the transportation companies.Our Foreigners | Samuel P. Orth
For by a crafty stroke, he managed to obtain a position of great trust, that of head tax-gatherer of Cœlesyria and Phœnicia.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
And the head tax-collector's widow had never heard of them before, or taken time to consider the question.What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales | Hans Christian Andersen
The German Government, I ought to explain, exact 129what is called a head tax of six shillings a year from each native.A Camera Actress in the Wilds of Togoland | Meg Gehrts