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English definition of “taxpayer”

taxpayer

noun [C]     /ˈtæksˌpeɪər/ TAX, ECONOMICS
someone who pays taxes : By 2030 each program is expected to cost taxpayers about 6% of GDP . This is a waste of time and taxpayers' money .high-rate/basic-rate taxpayer At present high-rate tax payers pay a huge tax on their pensions . We give our assurance that no taxpayer dollars will be used for this project .
the taxpayer a way of referring to all the people in a country who pay tax : This project has already cost the taxpayer millions of dollars .
(Definition of taxpayer noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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