[tak-suh-buh l]
  1. Usually taxables. persons, items of property, etc., that are subject to tax.

Origin of taxable

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at tax, -able
Related formstax·a·bil·i·ty, tax·a·ble·ness, nountax·a·bly, adverbnon·tax·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·tax·a·ble, adjective, nounnon·tax·a·ble·ness, nounnon·tax·a·bly, adverbun·tax·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for taxability

Historical Examples of taxability

  • This view does not, however, affect the taxability of "beached" boats, which are clearly squatters on State soil.

    Afloat on the Ohio

    Reuben Gold Thwaites

British Dictionary definitions for taxability


  1. capable of being taxed; able to bear tax
  2. subject to tax
  1. (often plural) US a person, income, property, etc, that is subject to tax
Derived Formstaxability or taxableness, nountaxably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for taxability



"subject to taxation," late 15c., from Anglo-Latin taxabilis; see tax (v.) + -able.

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