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)
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Origin of tax
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH taxtacks, tax
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Example sentences from the Web for tax
For example, since 2009 it’s been working on a campaign for tax incentives for carbon capture and storage.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.|Sigal Samuel|September 17, 2020|Vox
Which is why Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and others have been calling for raising much more tax money, but primarily from the very wealthy.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 17, 2020|Freakonomics
In March, Measure C got 65 percent of the vote, just shy of the two-thirds needed to approve a tax for a specific purpose.
They could support citizens more efficiently, quickly, and flexibly than current approaches like check payments or tax relief.
The head of an organization representing such workers blasted the decision as a “scam that leaves workers with a substantial tax bill right after the holiday season,” according to the Washington Post.
Have you tried to access the research that your tax dollars finance, almost all of which is kept behind a paywall?
His life as a man is built around health insurance and tax services.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Cocaine busts, tax cheats, and bribe-taking, born-again Christians: Welcome to the political scandals of 2014.
Tax evasion carries a maximum penalty of five years, and thus it seems likely that Grimm would be covered by the provision.
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.|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their heavy fines and irritating restrictions upon foreign workmen were nothing so much as a tax upon industrial progress.Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham|Harold J. Laski
"Government wanted to tax them for imperial purposes," said Gordon.Ponce de Leon|William Pilling
It must therefore be taken as a tax paid for the efficacy supposed to be communicated to the other branch—the 'duty to man.'The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
So long as any profit exists, the State has a right to tax it; unjustly it may be, and partially, but still the title is there.
Only a couple of years ago, I think it was, the Prohibitionists said that they wanted this tax taken from alcohol.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for tax
Derived forms of taxtaxer, nountaxless, adjective
Word Origin for tax
Idioms and Phrases with tax
In addition to the idiom beginning with tax
- tax with
- death and taxes