- a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc.
- a burdensome charge, obligation, duty, or demand.
- (of a government)
- 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.
- to lay a burden on; make serious demands on: to tax one's resources.
- to take to task; censure; reprove; accuse: to tax one with laziness.
- Informal. to charge: What did he tax you for that?
- Archaic. to estimate or determine the amount or value of.
- to levy taxes.
Origin of tax
Synonyms for tax
Examples from the Web for untaxed
Contemporary Examples of untaxed
But the trio decided to finance their healthcare expansion by placing a cap on untaxed health benefits.When Conservatives Cry Wolf
February 10, 2014
Historical Examples of untaxed
It is the acquisition of vast amounts of untaxed church property.Exempting the Churches
James F. Morton. Jr.
Lastly, and more important than all, the duke made no attempt to revive the demand for the gabelle—salt was left free and untaxed.Charles the Bold
As an illuminant the untaxed alcohol is bound to introduce some interesting as well as novel conditions.
Mills were whirling round in all the counties, and ships coming in untaxed at every harbour.The Eighteen Christian Centuries
It is the accumulation of vast amounts of untaxed church property.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant
James D. Richardson
- not subject to taxation
- a compulsory financial contribution imposed by a government to raise revenue, levied on the income or property of persons or organizations, on the production costs or sales prices of goods and services, etc
- a heavy demand on something; straina tax on our resources
- to levy a tax on (persons, companies, etc, or their incomes, etc)
- to make heavy demands on; strainto tax one's intellect
- to accuse, charge, or blamehe was taxed with the crime
- to determine (the amount legally chargeable or allowable to a party to a legal action), as by examining the solicitor's bill of coststo tax costs
- slang to steal
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