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tax

noun [C/U]  us   /tæks/

tax noun [C/U] (MONEY)

social studies (an amount of) money paid to the government, usually a percentage of personal income or of the cost of goods or services bought: [C] income/sales/Social Security tax [C] a property/gasoline tax [U] The senator proposed a tax increase/cut.tax refund social studies A tax refund is money returned to you from the government because you have paid more than you needed to for a particular year.

tax

verb [T]  us   /tæks/

tax verb [T] (NEED EFFORT)

to be difficult for someone or use too much of something: All he has to do is wash a few dishes – that shouldn’t tax him too much. Round-the-clock nursing care severely taxed her resources.

tax verb [T] (REQUIRE TO PAY)

to require a person or organization to pay a tax: He maintained that corporations were not being taxed enough.
Translations of “tax”
in Arabic ضَريبة…
in Korean 세금…
in Malaysian cukai, beban…
in French taxe, impôt, fardeau…
in Turkish vergi…
in Italian tassa, tasse…
in Chinese (Traditional) 稅, 稅款…
in Russian налог…
in Polish podatek…
in Vietnamese thuế, gánh nặng…
in Spanish impuesto, carga…
in Portuguese imposto…
in Thai ภาษี, ความเครียด…
in German die Steuer, die Belastung…
in Catalan impost…
in Japanese 税金, 税…
in Indonesian pajak, beban…
in Chinese (Simplified) 税, 税款…
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