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"tax" in British English

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taxnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /tæks/
B1 (an ​amount of) ​moneypaid to the ​government that is ​based on ​yourincome or the ​cost of ​goods or ​services you have ​bought: They're ​increasing the tax oncigarettes. Tax cuts (= ​reductions in taxes) are always ​popular. What do you ​earn before/after tax (= before/after you have ​paid tax on the ​money you ​earn)?
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taxverb [T]

uk   us   /tæks/

tax verb [T] (MONEY)

C1 to make someone ​pay a tax: Husbands and ​wives may be taxed ​jointly/​separately.
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tax verb [T] (NEED EFFORT)

to need someone to make a lot of ​effort, either ​physical or ​mental: He only has to ​read a ​shortreport - it shouldn't tax him too much.
(Definition of tax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tax" in American English

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taxnoun [C/U]

 us   /tæks/

tax noun [C/U] (MONEY)

social studies (an ​amount of) ​moneypaid to the ​government, usually a ​percentage of ​personalincome or of the ​cost of ​goods or ​servicesbought: [C] income/​sales/​SocialSecurity tax [C] a ​property/​gasoline tax [U] The ​senatorproposed a tax ​increase/​cut.tax refund social studies A tax ​refund is ​moneyreturned to you from the ​government because you have ​paid more than you ​needed to for a ​particularyear.

taxverb [T]

 us   /tæks/

tax verb [T] (NEED EFFORT)

to be ​difficult for someone or use too much of something: All he has to do is ​wash a few ​dishes – that shouldn’t tax him too much. Round-the-clock ​nursingcareseverely taxed her ​resources.

tax verb [T] (REQUIRE TO PAY)

to ​require a ​person or ​organization to ​pay a tax: He ​maintained that ​corporations were not being taxed enough.
(Definition of tax from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tax" in Business English

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taxnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /tæks/ (plural taxes) TAX, FINANCE
an ​amountpaid to the ​governmentbased on a person's ​income, a company’s ​profits, the ​value of ​goods and ​services, etc, or this ​money considered together: Offshore ​tradingcompanies are ​liable to pay tax at a ​rate of 5%.avoid/evade/escape tax Huge ​companies have the ​money to ​paylawyers who ​advise them on ways to ​avoid tax.a tax on sth The ​lawstates that ​foreignbusinesses must ​pay taxes on ​businessconducted in the US.increase/put up/raise taxes Many of the opposition's ​proposals will be very difficult to ​achieve without ​raising taxes.introduce/impose/levy a tax (on sth) The city has levied a tax of €1,000 on any ​SUVsregistered to city-center ​addresses. abolish/​cut/​reduce a tax lift/​remove a taxtax cuts/increases/rises The ​government must ​tighten its ​budget next ​year to ​offset poorly ​timed tax ​cuts. If you do not make the tax ​payment by February 28, an ​additional 5% ​surcharge is ​imposed.after/before tax The bank's ​baddebtprovisionforcedprofits before tax down to €152.7m.exclusive/inclusive of tax(es) The ​hotelfailed to ​provideroomratesinclusive of taxes.high/low tax(es) The ​area has very ​lowproperty taxes. basic-rate/higher-rate tax a tax ​accountant/​adviser/​consultant a tax ​authority/​agency/​office

taxverb [T]

uk   us   /tæks/ TAX, FINANCE
to make ​people or ​businessespay an ​amount of ​money to the ​government from the ​money they ​earn, or when they ​buygoods or ​services: The ​state does not tax ​food or ​clothing.tax sth as sth The ​profits from these ​investments are taxed as ordinary ​income.tax sth at (a rate of) sth Earnings above the ​currentthreshold are taxed at 50%.tax sb on sth Homeowners who ​sellland for ​development are taxed on the ​profit.tax sb/sth heavily/lightly The ​government may tax ​housing more ​heavily. Non-electrical ​machines are lightly taxed.
(Definition of tax from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tax”
in Korean 세금…
in Arabic ضَريبة…
in Malaysian cukai, beban…
in French taxe, impôt, fardeau…
in Russian налог…
in Chinese (Traditional) 稅, 稅款…
in Italian tassa, tasse…
in Turkish vergi…
in Polish podatek…
in Spanish impuesto, carga…
in Vietnamese thuế, gánh nặng…
in Portuguese imposto…
in Thai ภาษี, ความเครียด…
in German die Steuer, die Belastung…
in Catalan impost…
in Japanese 税金, 税…
in Chinese (Simplified) 税, 税款…
in Indonesian pajak, beban…
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