Meaning of “state tax” in the English Dictionary

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state taxnoun [ C or U ]

uk us GOVERNMENT, TAX

in the US, a tax that you pay to the government of a state rather than to the national government:

a state tax on sth There currently are no state taxes on gambling.
Alabama residents paid on average $89 more in state taxes last year than their neighbors to the north.
The cuts come because of a weak economy and a subsequent decline in state tax collections.
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a tax that you pay to the government:

a state tax on sth The tax minister said there would be no cut in state taxes on diesel fuel.

(Definition of “state tax” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)