tax

I UK [tæks] / US noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "tax":
singular tax plural taxes
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an amount of money that you have to pay to the government that it uses to provide public services and pay for government institutions. There are several different types of tax, for example income tax that is paid on your income, or a duty that is paid on goods that you buy or sell

Income tax payments are due on the 15th of April.

She owes over £50,000 in unpaid taxes.

raise/lower taxes:

The government has promised to lower taxes after the election.

tax on:

plans for an increase in the tax on petrol

tax burden (= the amount of tax that someone must pay):

The increased tax burden could force many small companies to close.


Collocations:
Verbs frequently used with tax as the object ▪  abolish, avoid, cut, evade, impose, increase, levy, lower, pay, raise, reduce
II UK [tæks] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "tax":
present tense I/you/we/they tax he/she/it taxes present participle taxing past tense taxed past participle taxed
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1)
a) economics to get money for public services and other government institutions by putting a tax on something

Child care for working mothers should not be taxed.

government plans to tax private schools

b) to get money by making someone pay a tax

Couples may choose to be taxed as two single persons.

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2) formal to cause problems, or to make things difficult for someone

The crowds have severely taxed the security services.

Having to repeat things constantly can really tax your patience.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • -tax — tax·is; …   English syllables

  • tax — 1 vt [Medieval Latin taxare to assess for taxation, tax, from Latin, to assess, value, fix] 1: to assess or determine judicially the amount of (costs of an action in court) 2: to levy a tax on tax the corporation tax capital gains tax·er n tax 2 …   Law dictionary

  • tax — tax·abil·i·ty; tax·a·ce·ae; tax·ad; tax·am·e·ter; tax·as·pid·e·an; tax·a·tion; tax·a·tion·al; tax·a·tor; tax; tax·eme; tax·e·op·o·da; tax·e·op·o·dous; tax·er; …   English syllables

  • Tax — Tax, n. [F. taxe, fr. taxer to tax, L. taxare to touch, sharply, to feel, handle, to censure, value, estimate, fr. tangere, tactum, to touch. See {Tangent}, and cf. {Task}, {Taste}.] 1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tax — (t[a^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Taxed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Taxing}.] [Cf. F. taxer. See {Tax}, n.] 1. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tax´er — tax «taks», noun, verb. –n. 1. money paid by people for the support of the government and the cost of public works and services; money or sometimes goods collected from citizens by their rulers; assessment; levy: »Our parents pay taxes to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tax — steht für Sissi Tax (* 1954) österreichische Schriftstellerin. Ignace Tax († 1977) österreichischer Sportler Tax als Begriff für Steuern Flat Tax Einheitssteuer Tax Shield Begriff der Finanzwirtschaft. Tax Justice Network (Netzwerk für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tax|i — «TAK see», noun, plural tax|is or tax|ies, verb, tax|ied, tax|i|ing or tax|y| …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tax — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. TAX, sigle composé des trois lettres T, A et X, peut faire référence à : Taliabu dans les îles Moluques, en Indonésie, selon la liste des codes AITA… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tax — [n1] charge levied by government on property, income assessment, bite*, brokerage, capitation, contribution, cost, custom, dues, duty, excise, expense, fine, giveaway*, imposition, impost, levy, obligation, pork barrel*, price, rate, salvage,… …   New thesaurus

  • tax — [taks] vt. [ME taxen < MFr taxer, to tax < L taxare, to appraise, tax, censure < base of tangere, to touch (see TACT): used interchangeably with tasken (see TASK) in ME] 1. Obs. to determine the value of; assess 2. a) to require to pay a …   English World dictionary


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