Definition of “direct tax” - English Dictionary

“direct tax” in British English

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direct taxnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌdaɪ.rekt ˈtæks/ us /ˌdaɪ.rekt ˈtæks/
direct taxation
noun [ U ] uk us

Examples from literature

  • All must agree that the direct tax was lawfully and constitutionally laid and that it was rightfully and correctly collected. 
  • It amounts, in effect, to a direct tax on travel, and falls heavily on the hundreds of young men of limited means, who annually visit Europe for the purpose of completing their education. 
  • The money raised by this direct tax was collected and expended twenty-seven years ago. 
  • There is a direct tax upon property of ½ per cent. upon its valuation, and specific taxes of a dollar on every horse above two years old, and a dollar and a half on each dog. 
  • They have the right to place a direct tax upon property. 

(Definition of “direct tax” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“direct tax” in Business English

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direct taxnoun [ C or U ]

uk us TAX

a tax on income, rather than on goods or services that are bought:

direct taxation
noun [ U ]

TAX

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

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