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levynoun [C]

us   /ˈlev·i/
an amount of money, such as a tax, that you have to pay to a government or organization: A levy was imposed on cotton imports.
levy
verb [T] us   /ˈlev·i/
Taxes and fees levied on motorists would pay for the new highway.
(Definition of levy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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levynoun [C]

uk   /ˈlevi/ us   plural levies FINANCE, TAX
an amount of money, such as a tax, that has to be paid to a government or organization: The financial authority is to impose a levy on every financial product sold.be exempt from/pay a levy Social Security income that resides in a bank account is exempt from a levy.abolish/end a levy The government plans to abolish a levy on equities trading.

levyverb [T]

uk   /ˈlevi/ us   FINANCE, TAX
to officially ask for an amount of money, such as a tax, for a government or organization: levy a tax on sth The tax is levied on companies' energy use.
(Definition of levy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “levy”
in Vietnamese đánh thuế…
in Spanish recaudar…
in Malaysian levi…
in Thai เก็บภาษี…
in French prélever, percevoir…
in German auferlegen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徵收額, 稅款…
in Chinese (Simplified) 征收额, 税款…
in Indonesian memungut…
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