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[tak-suh-buh l]
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  1. capable of being taxed; subject to tax: a taxable gain.
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  1. Usually taxables. persons, items of property, etc., that are subject to tax.
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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
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Related Words for taxable

payable, chargeable, due, assessable, dutiable, ratable

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


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

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