Origin of taxing
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
Examples from the Web for taxing
Calibrating every facial expression, that's the hardest and most taxing part.
At a fundraiser in Sun Valley, Clint had gone way off message, talking about taxing Olympic medals and rambling on.“Double Down”: 13 Must Read Moments from the New Book|William O’Connor|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Or they could go the route of taxing people based on usage—effectively, a toll for the number of miles you drive.North Carolina Punishes Owners of Gas Efficient Cars|Daniel Gross|June 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet a few years later, they're all sunshine and smiles when it comes to taxing the internet.
But the solution imposed on Cyprus–taxing big deposits–may pave the way for the next European financial crisis.The Resolution of the Cyprus Banking Collapse Paves the Way for More Crises|Robert Shapiro|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Moreover the States have a job of work on hand which, as they themselves are well aware, is taxing all their energies.North America, Volume I (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
I cannot give a positive answer without reading about seven large volumes in quarto of taxing laws.Cottage Economy|William Cobbett
What, said Mr. M., will be the effect of a proposition for taxing salt in the country?
The bridge has carried an enormous traffic, taxing its capacity to the utmost, and its passengers average over a million a week.America, Volume III (of 6)|Joel Cook
They have taken all power from the Lords; they are taxing us out of our lands; they are saving the monarchy for destruction last.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I|Burton J. Hendrick
Word Origin for tax
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with tax
- tax with
- death and taxes