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.
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.
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.
verb (used without object)
to levy taxes.
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; strain: a tax on our resources
to levy a tax on (persons, companies, etc, or their incomes, etc)
to make heavy demands on; strain: to tax one’s intellect
to accuse, charge, or blame: he 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 costs: to tax costs
(slang) to steal
In addition to the idiom beginning with tax
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noun 1. a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc. 2. a burdensome charge, obligation, duty, or demand. verb (used with object) 3. to demand a tax from (a person, business, etc.). to demand a tax in consideration of the […]
adjective 1. not subject or liable to taxation: tax-exempt imports. 2. providing income that is not taxable: tax-exempt municipal bonds. noun 3. a tax-exempt security. adjective 1. (of an income or property) exempt from taxation 2. (of an asset) earning income that is not subject to taxation
noun 1. a person who moves outside the jurisdiction of a country to avoid paying taxes. noun 1. a person having a high income who chooses to live abroad so as to avoid paying high taxes