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sales taxnoun [U]

 us   /ˈseɪlz ˌtæks/
a tax on things that ​peoplebuy in ​stores, ​collected by many ​states and some ​cities
(Definition of sales tax from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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sales taxnoun [C or U]

uk   us   COMMERCE, TAX
in some countries and in some US ​states, a ​tax that you ​pay when you ​buygoods or ​services, ​calculated as a ​percentage of their ​price: increase/​raise the ​salestax a local/​national/​statesalestax The ​regionalplancalls for a 2% ​salestax on ​gasoline.
(Definition of sales tax from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sales tax”
in Arabic ضَريبة مَبيعات…
in Korean 판매세…
in Portuguese imposto sobre vendas…
in Catalan impost sobre les vendes…
in Japanese 消費税…
in Chinese (Simplified) (顾客购物时付的)销售税…
in Chinese (Traditional) (顧客購物時付的)銷售稅…
in Italian imposta sulle vendite…
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