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excise

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈeksaɪz/ TAX
tax that is paid to a national or state government on some types of goods such as alcohol, cigarettes, or petrol: excise on sth Pennsylvania is one of just three states that does not collect an excise on cigars. The burden of tax borne by smokers is greater than that on any other excise goods. →  Compare customs duty →  See also Customs and Excise
Translations of “excise”
in Spanish impuesto sobre el consumo…
in French taxe…
in German die Warensteuer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國內貨物稅, 消費稅…
in Russian акциз…
in Turkish üretim/tüketim vergisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国内货物税, 消费税…
in Polish akcyza…
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