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taxnoun [C or U]

uk   /tæks/  us   /tæks/
B1 (an amount of) money paid to the government that is based on your income or the cost of goods or services you have bought: They're increasing the tax on cigarettes. 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   /tæks/  us   /tæks/
(Definition of tax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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taxnoun [C/U]

 us   /tæks/
social studies (an amount of) money paid to the government, usually a percentage of personal income or of the cost of goods or services bought: [C] income/sales/Social Security tax [C] a property/gasoline tax [U] The senator proposed a tax increase/cut.
tax refund social studies
A tax refund is money returned to you from the government because you have paid more than you needed to for a particular year.

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 nursing care severely 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)

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taxnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /tæks/ (plural taxes) TAX, FINANCE
an amount paid to the government based on a person's income, a company’s profits, the value of goods and services, etc, or this money considered together: Offshore trading companies are liable to pay tax at a rate of 5%.avoid/evade/escape tax Huge companies have the money to pay lawyers who advise them on ways to avoid tax.a tax on sth The law states that foreign businesses must pay taxes on business conducted 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 SUVs registered 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 bad debt provision forced profits before tax down to €152.7m.exclusive/inclusive of tax(es) The hotel failed to provide room rates inclusive of taxes.high/low tax(es) The area has very low property 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 businesses pay an amount of money to the government from the money they earn, or when they buy goods 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 current threshold are taxed at 50%.tax sb on sth Homeowners who sell land 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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