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English definition of “tax”

tax

noun [C, U]     /tæks/
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 taxTaxation
(Definition of tax noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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