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English definition of “payroll tax”

payroll tax

noun [C or U]
ECONOMICS, TAX any tax that is based on employees' pay, and is either paid by an employer or partly taken by an employer from what employees earn: The proposed budget includes a 3% payroll tax on employers that do not provide health benefits.
(Definition of payroll tax noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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