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English definition of “tax burden”

tax burden

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
ECONOMICS, TAX
the total amount of tax paid by a particular group of people, an industry, etc., especially as compared to what other groups, industries, etc. pay: business/corporate/property tax burden There are growing protests from the corporate sector that the business tax burden in Britain is rising.the tax burden on sb/sth Limiting tax appraisals on homes of people age 65 or older is supposed to ease the tax burden on seniors. Eliminating taxes on savings and investment will disproportionately shift the tax burden to the shoulders of the average wage earner. The proposed series of measures would increase the overall tax burden for companies. a growing/heavy/high tax burden increase/lower/reduce the tax burden
(Definition of tax burden from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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