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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
(Definition of sales tax from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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