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head taxnoun [C or U]

uk   us   TAX
a ​tax that is the same ​amount for everyone and is not ​based on ​income: Companies with 50 or more ​workerspay $4 a month ​peremployee under a ​headtax that's widely despised because it ​penalizesbusinesses with large ​payrolls.
(Definition of head tax from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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