verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
Origin of tax
Synonyms for tax
noun, plural tax·es [tak-seez] /ˈtæk siz/.
Origin of taxis1
Related Words for taxesduty, levy, fine, price, rate, cost, contribution, expense, tariff, charge, assess, impose, enact, exhaust, weaken, overtax, excise, obligation, salvage, bite
Examples from the Web for taxes
Contemporary Examples of taxes
There are limits to the painting of banditry and extortion as the legitimate raising of taxes.ISIS’s Futile Quest to Go Legit
January 5, 2015
Scalise spoke about taxes and government slush funds for a mere 15 minutes, Knight said.GOP Boss Gets Help From ‘White Hate’ Pal
December 30, 2014
And so if two candidates are a wash on matters of civil rights, why not go for the guy who is going to cut your taxes?Return of the Northeastern Republican
November 4, 2014
They are only here to reap the rewards of the American safety net (such as it is) and thereby raise your taxes.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!
November 2, 2014
When she asked Poggiali about the drugs she appeared to be stealing, Poggiali is supposed to have answered, “I pay my taxes.”Nurse Nasty Suspected of Killing 38 People in Italy
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 15, 2014
Historical Examples of taxes
The greater part of these taxes, however, do not belong to the King personally.
They served the King faithfully as officers in his army and as collectors of his taxes.
It takes a lifetime, Mr. Vavasor, to learn where to pay our taxes.Weighed and Wanting
Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, but wars raised to carry on taxes.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle
H. N. Brailsford
To be a receiver of taxes one need not know either Greek or Latin.The Fortune of the Rougons
Word Origin for tax
Word Origin for taxis
early 14c., "obligatory contribution levied by a sovereign or government," from Anglo-French tax, Old French taxe, and directly from Medieval Latin taxa, from Latin taxare (see tax (v.)). Related: taxes. Tax shelter is attested from 1961.
c.1300, "impose a tax on," from Old French taxer "impose a tax" (13c.), from Latin taxare "evaluate, estimate, assess, handle," also "censure, charge," probably a frequentative form of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Sense of "burden, put a strain on" first recorded 1670s; that of "censure, reprove" is from 1560s. Its use in Luke ii for Greek apographein "to enter on a list, enroll" is due to Tyndale. Related: Taxed; taxing.
n. pl. tax•es (tăk′sēz)
In addition to the idiom beginning with tax
- tax with
- death and taxes