Meaning of “taxpayer” in the English Dictionary

"taxpayer" in British English

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taxpayernoun

uk /ˈtæksˌpeɪ.ər/ us /ˈtæksˌpeɪ.ɚ/

C2 [ C ] a person who pays tax

the taxpayer

C2 [ S ] all the people who pay tax to the government

Examples

  • Taxpayers should not have to pay for the failure of private companies.
  • I have been a taxpayer for 30 years.
  • They said that the sculpture was a waste of taxpayers' money.

(Definition of “taxpayer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"taxpayer" in American English

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taxpayernoun [ C ]

us /ˈtæksˌpeɪ·ər/

a person who pays taxes:

$130 million of taxpayers’ money will be needed to build the new stadium.

(Definition of “taxpayer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"taxpayer" in Business English

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taxpayernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtæksˌpeɪər/ us TAX, ECONOMICS

someone who pays taxes:

By 2030 each program is expected to cost taxpayers about 6% of GDP.
This is a waste of time and taxpayers' money.
high-rate/basic-rate taxpayer At present high-rate tax payers pay a huge tax on their pensions.
We give our assurance that no taxpayer dollars will be used for this project.
the taxpayer

a way of referring to all the people in a country who pay tax:

This project has already cost the taxpayer millions of dollars.

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