Meaning of “tax” - Learner’s Dictionary

tax

noun [ C, U ] us uk /tæks/
Extra Examples
The new tax rate kicks in next month.More than half the respondents were opposed to the new tax.The new tax will be phased in over five years.The amount of tax you pay is dependent on how much you earn.The Government has cut taxes.

B1 money that you have to pay to the government from what you earn or when you buy things:

They're putting up the tax on cigarettes.
Do you have to pay tax on that?
→ See also income tax

(Definition of “tax noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)