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purchase tax

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noun British.
  1. a sales tax on nonessential and luxury goods.
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Origin of purchase tax

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for purchase tax

purchase tax

noun
  1. British a tax levied on nonessential consumer goods and added to selling prices by retailers
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