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English definition of “sales tax”

sales tax

noun [C or U]     COMMERCE, TAX
in some countries and in some US states , a tax that you pay when you buy goods or services , calculated as a percentage of their price : increase / raise the sales tax a local / national / state sales tax The regional plan calls for a 2% sales tax on gasoline . → Compare purchase tax, value-added tax
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