tax, taxation, revenue enhancement(verb)
charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
levy a tax on
"The State taxes alcohol heavily"; "Clothing is not taxed in our state"
set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
use to the limit
"you are taxing my patience"
make a charge against or accuse
"They taxed him failure to appear in court"
Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
A burdensome demand.
To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
To impose and collect a tax on (something).
Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
To make excessive demands on.
a charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority
a charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government
especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like
a sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses
a task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject
a disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health
a lesson to be learned; a task
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 government
to assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court
to charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride
A tax is a financial charge or other levy imposed upon a taxpayer by a state or the functional equivalent of a state such that failure to pay is punishable by law. Taxes are also imposed by many administrative divisions. Taxes consist of direct or indirect taxes and may be paid in money or as its labour equivalent. According to Black's Law Dictionary, a tax is a "pecuniary burden laid upon individuals or property owners to support the government [...] a payment exacted by legislative authority." It "is not a voluntary payment or donation, but an enforced contribution, exacted pursuant to legislative authority" and is "any contribution imposed by government [...] whether under the name of toll, tribute, tallage, gabel, impost, duty, custom, excise, subsidy, aid, supply, or other name."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
taks, n. a rate imposed on property or persons for the benefit of the state: anything imposed: a burdensome duty.—v.t. to lay a tax on: to register or enrol for fiscal purposes (Luke ii. 1): to burden: to accuse: to examine accounts in order to allow or disallow items.—ns. Taxabil′ity, Tax′ableness.—adj. Tax′able, capable of being, or liable to be, taxed—adv. Tax′ably.—ns. Taxā′tion, act of taxing; Tax′-cart, a light spring-cart; Tax′er.—adj. Tax′free, exempt from taxation.—ns. Tax′-gath′erer; Taxim′eter (see Addenda); Tax′ing-mas′ter, an officer of a court of law who examines bills of costs; Tax′-pay′er. [Fr. taxe, a tax—L. taxāre, to handle, value, charge—tangĕre to touch.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'TAX' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #617
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'TAX' in Written Corpus Frequency: #772
Rank popularity for the word 'TAX' in Nouns Frequency: #203
Rank popularity for the word 'TAX' in Verbs Frequency: #917
The numerical value of TAX in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of TAX in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.'
The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax.
Why does a small tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and s substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?
We need to pass fundamental tax reform making our tax code simpler, flatter, fairer, and I’ll tell you, the single most important tax reform, we should abolish the IRS.
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Translations for TAX
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- impost, taxaCatalan, Valencian
- danit, daňCzech
- trethi, trethWelsh
- skat, beskatteDanish
- Steuer, besteuernGerman
- φορολογώ, φόροςGreek
- imposti, impostoEsperanto
- impuesto, tasaSpanish
- مالیات, تاکسPersian
- vero, verottaaFinnish
- cáin, cíosIrish
- càin, cìsScottish Gaelic
- adó, megadóztatHungarian
- tassa, imposta, tasseItalian
- 租税, 税金, 税Japanese
- 세금, 稅金Korean
- vectīgal, tributumLatin
- കരം, നികുതിMalayalam
- taks, belastingDutch
- avgift, skattelegge, skattNorwegian
- ínáóltąʼíNavajo, Navaho
- taxar, imposto, tributar, tributoPortuguese
- taxă, dare, impozitRomanian
- porez, порез, oporezívatiSerbo-Croatian
- obdavčiti, davščina, davekSlovene
- skatt, beskattaSwedish
- thuế, 稅Vietnamese
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