Translation of "tax" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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taxnoun [ C or U ]

uk /tæks/ us /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

税;税款
They're increasing the tax on cigarettes. 他们要提高烟草税。
Tax cuts (= reductions in taxes) are always popular. 减税总是受欢迎的。
What do you earn before/after tax (= before/after you have paid tax on the money you earn)? 你的税前/税后收入是多少?

More examples

  • A person's gross income is the money they earn before tax is deducted from it.
  • The government have promised that they'll reduce taxes.
  • The government will pay for the new schools by increasing the tax on luxury goods.
  • Do you pay less tax if you're self-employed?
  • The Chancellor has increased the tax on alcohol again.

taxverb [ T ]

uk /tæks/ us /tæks/

tax verb [ T ] (MONEY)

C1 to make someone pay a tax

对…征税,对…课税
Husbands and wives may be taxed jointly/separately. 夫妻俩可以分别/合并纳税。

More examples

  • There was great opposition to plans to tax books.
  • All subjects were taxed by the king.
  • Any amount over this figure will be taxed.
  • She is not taxed on these earnings because they are so low.

tax verb [ T ] (NEED EFFORT)

to need someone to make a lot of effort, either physical or mental

使负重担;使大伤脑筋
He only has to read a short report - it shouldn't tax him too much. 他只需读一篇简短的报告——这应该不会耗费他太多精力的。

(Translation of “tax” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)