- 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.
Origin of tax
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How to use tax in a sentence
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.Politics Report: Forged Footnote 15|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|September 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
They could support citizens more efficiently, quickly, and flexibly than current approaches like check payments or tax relief.Smart stimulus: Cash as code|Claire Beatty|September 9, 2020|MIT Technology Review
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?Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers|Michael Schulson|July 27, 2016|DAILY BEAST
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 2014.2014 Was a Delectably Good Year for Sleaze|Patricia Murphy|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In response to the screen quota cut, South Korea established a “cinema tax” on the box office.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
The law went into operation in England imposing a tax on wearing hair powder.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
In former years, Korea had paid an annual tribute or tax to China, but for some time it had been held back by this king.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Mr. Jackson supposed that Parliament had a right to tax America, but he much doubted the expediency of the present act.
In tax-paying circles it is said that the fashionable thing will be to start now and let the airship overtake you if it can.
The stamps, in remote districts, would frequently require more in postage to obtain than the value of the tax.
British Dictionary definitions for tax
Derived forms of taxtaxer, nountaxless, adjective
Word Origin for tax
Other Idioms and Phrases with tax
In addition to the idiom beginning with tax
- tax with
- death and taxes