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English definition of “tax”

tax

noun [C/U] (MONEY)   /tæks/ 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.
(Definition of tax noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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