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double taxationnoun [U]

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a ​situation in which two or more ​governmentschargetax on the same ​income or ​property: Developers ​complained that the ​factory faces ​doubletaxation, by the ​state and ​federalgovernments.
a ​situation in which a ​governmentchargestax on a company's ​profits, which it ​pays to its ​shareholders as dividends, and then ​charges the ​shareholderstax on the ​dividends: Double ​taxation occurs because ​corporations are considered ​separatelegalentities from their ​shareholders.
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