tax meaning

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  • A tax (from the Latin taxo; "rate") is a financial charge or other levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a state or the functional equivalent of a state to fund various public expenditures.

    Definition of tax in English Dictionary

  • NounPLtaxes
    1. Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
      1. In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.
    2. A burdensome demand.
      1. a heavy tax on time or health
    3. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
      1. OBS charge; censure.
        1. OBS A lesson to be learned.
        2. VerbSGtaxesPRtaxingPT, PPtaxed
          1. VT To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
            1. Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
          2. VT To impose and collect a tax on (something).
            1. Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
          3. VT To make excessive demands on.
            1. But patent applications are increasingly accompanied by volumes and volumes of data on DVD, which taxes the resources of the patent office.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
            • The US government seeks to incentivize home ownership through a favorable tax system.
            • If I spent all my income to generate fapiao to avoid paying taxes on my income, I’d never actually save any money.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Tax consultants look for ways to get around the law.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • I seconded this proposal of my esteemed colleague, to reduce taxes.
            • I have been dragging my feet about filing my taxes.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              Source: Wiktionary

              Meaning of tax for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "tax" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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