tax - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tax”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of tax from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tax?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “tax”

Definitions of “tax” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

air force

the part of a country's military forces that uses aircraft and fights in the air

Word of the Day

Go ahead! (Phrasal verbs with ‘go’)

by Kate Woodford,
May 06, 2015
​​​ Every few weeks, we focus on phrasal verbs that are formed with a particular verb. This week, we’re looking at phrasal verbs that start with the verb ‘go’. As ever, we present a range of the most useful and common phrasal verbs. Some of the most common ‘go’ phrasal verbs are easy

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More