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English definition of “tax”

tax

noun [C or U]     /tæks/
B1 (an amount of) money paid to the government that is based on your income or the cost of goods or services you have bought: They're putting up the tax on cigarettes. Tax cuts (= reductions in taxes) are always popular. What do you earn before/after tax (= before/after you have paid tax on the money you earn)?Taxation
(Definition of tax noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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