Origin of tax-free

First recorded in 1695–1705; tax + -free Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of tax-free

  • Bucca could have retired at age 32 with a tax-free disability pension.

  • Because, whatever the history, Amazon's competitive advantage no longer derives from its tax-free status.

  • End the tax-free status of employer health benefits:  So many problems with this, I think we can all agree it's a nonstarter.

  • But there are some problems with this strategy, and even if it works, there's a $13,000 annual limit on tax-free gifts.

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    Megan McArdle

    December 3, 2012

  • OWS has argued that their tax-free status somehow magically makes this obligation go away, and that anyway, it's a tax-free gift.

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    Megan McArdle

    December 3, 2012

Historical Examples of tax-free

  • Since the introduction of tax-free manufactured cigars from the Philippines the importation of leaf has declined.

    Tobacco Leaves

    W. A. Brennan

  • Those who have made the trip again and again, sit down in the bar and enjoy the tax-free prices.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • It is argued that this drives great incomes to evasion by investment in tax-free securities, which is probably true.

    Herbert Hoover

    Vernon Kellogg

  • An attempt is made to represent this after-acquired property as also tax-free.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus

    Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

British Dictionary definitions for tax-free


  1. not needing to have tax paid on ittax-free savings schemes
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