verb (used with object)
- to demand a tax from (a person, business, etc.).
- to demand a tax in consideration of the possession or occurrence of (income, goods, sales, etc.), usually in proportion to the value of money involved.
verb (used without object)
Origin of tax
Synonyms for tax
ad valorem tax
Origin of ad valorem tax
Related Words for taxduty, levy, fine, price, rate, cost, contribution, expense, tariff, charge, assess, impose, enact, exhaust, weaken, overtax, excise, obligation, salvage, bite
Examples from the Web for tax
Contemporary Examples of tax
Have you tried to access the research that your tax dollars finance, almost all of which is kept behind a paywall?Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
July 27, 2016
His life as a man is built around health insurance and tax services.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
Cocaine busts, tax cheats, and bribe-taking, born-again Christians: Welcome to the political scandals of 2014.2014 Was a Delectably Good Year for Sleaze
December 30, 2014
Tax evasion carries a maximum penalty of five years, and thus it seems likely that Grimm would be covered by the provision.The Felon Who Wouldn’t Leave Congress
Ben Jacobs, David Freedlander
December 23, 2014
He also promised not to raise taxes and to give a three-year tax holiday to small businesses with good reputations.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.
December 4, 2014
Historical Examples of tax
Often it happened that certain farmers could not pay their tax.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
The only constitutional tax is the tax which ministers to public necessity.
But great as our tax burden is, it has not kept pace with public spending.
After the Reformation the tax was collected, but given to the bishop.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
Great was the outcry at this wastefulness, on the part of some of the tax payers.Cleveland Past and Present
Word Origin for tax
c.1300, "impose a tax on," from Old French taxer "impose a tax" (13c.), from Latin taxare "evaluate, estimate, assess, handle," also "censure, charge," probably a frequentative form of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Sense of "burden, put a strain on" first recorded 1670s; that of "censure, reprove" is from 1560s. Its use in Luke ii for Greek apographein "to enter on a list, enroll" is due to Tyndale. Related: Taxed; taxing.
early 14c., "obligatory contribution levied by a sovereign or government," from Anglo-French tax, Old French taxe, and directly from Medieval Latin taxa, from Latin taxare (see tax (v.)). Related: taxes. Tax shelter is attested from 1961.
In addition to the idiom beginning with tax
- tax with
- death and taxes