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taxable

[ tak-suh-buh l ]
/ ˈtæk sə bəl /
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adjective

capable of being taxed; subject to tax: a taxable gain.

noun

Usually taxables. persons, items of property, etc., that are subject to tax.

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payable, chargeable, due, assessable, dutiable, ratable

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Origin of taxable

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at tax, -able
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British Dictionary definitions for taxable

taxable

/ (ˈtæksəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being taxed; able to bear tax
subject to tax

noun

(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 taxable

taxable


adj.

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

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