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Definitions of tax

  1. set or determine the amount of ( a payment such as a fine)
  2. use to the limit; " you are taxing my patience"
  3. make a charge against or accuse; " They taxed him failure to appear in court"
  4. levy a tax on; " The State taxes alcohol heavily"; " Clothing is not taxed in our state"
  5. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.
  6. A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.
  7. Especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like.
  8. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
  9. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.
  10. Charge; censure.
  11. A lesson to be learned; a task.
  12. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government.
  13. To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
  14. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; - often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride.
  15. A charge or duty on income or property, imposed by government for the use of the public; a heavy or oppressive burden.
  16. To impose a rate or duty upon for state or city purposes; burden; as, to tax one's memory; accuse.
  17. A rate imposed on property or persons for the benefit of the state: anything imposed: a burdensome duty.
  18. To lay a tax on: to burden: to accuse.
  19. Rate assessed on property or persons for public uses; anything imposed or exacted.
  20. To lay a tax on; burden; accuse.
  21. To subject to a severe strain.
  22. A compulsory contribution for the support of government; any assessment.
  23. A heavy demand upon one's resources.
  24. A rate or sum of money assessed on person or property for the benefit of a state, corporation, society, parish or company; impost; tribute.
  25. To lay, impose or assess upon citizens a certain sum for the public benefit; to load with a burden or burdens; to assess, fix, or determine judicially; to charge; to censure; to accuse.

Usage examples for tax

  1. The tobacco- tax is clearly one of them. – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  2. He appointed agents whose honesty he could trust and reformed many of the abuses in tax- collecting. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  3. Then Adam Selden had offered to pay the taxes for the use of the land, and she had written Peter Drew to that effect and told him to send no more tax money until further notice. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  4. I will examine them shortly, and then pass on to lighter subjects such as the form of government, the ground- tax, and so on. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  5. It is, by the way, an interesting illustration of the human being's lack of thinking power that a legislature could not give away a small gold- mine belonging to the public to any man for even a brief term of years without causing a revolution, but could and does give away far more valuable privileges to plunder and to tax, and give them away for ever, without causing any real stir. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  6. " I've checked through his tax forms, and they're all in order. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  7. The Dublin Parliament will tax every " Ulster" industry out of existence. – The Open Secret of Ireland by T. M. Kettle
  8. This window, by the way, exposed her to another tax than the Government one. – Harriet Martineau by Florence Fenwick Miller
  9. Our tax laws must be fair. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  10. No- because if there is a war there won't be any government to tax them! – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  11. It is not so at present, as a study of the land tax will show. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  12. 6. Bread Tax Once More. – Are we Ruined by the Germans? by Harold Cox
  13. Determine tax rate before buying. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  14. Every state has a department of education, and in most states each local community receives a portion of a general state tax for school purposes. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  15. In 1862 the war tax and stamp act came in force. – California 1849-1913 or the Rambling Sketches and Experiences of Sixty-four Years' Residence in that State. by L. H. Woolley
  16. " Yes, she did," acknowledged Virginia, trying not to quarrel with her patient, " but, of course, she didn't know about that tax sale." – Shadow Mountain by Dane Coolidge
  17. It has been the policy of the Government to collect the principal part of its revenues by a tax upon imports, and no change in this policy is desirable. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. She had made a heroic effort to turn herself into a business woman but the material had been too slender; and she sometimes wished for a large independent fortune that would tax her powers to the utmost. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  19. Yes, it is all very true, if you take no account of the fifty millions until the moment when the State begins to spend them; if you only see where they go, and not whence they come; if you look only at the good they are to do when they come out of the tax- gatherer's bag, and not at the harm which has been done, and the good which has been prevented, by putting them into it. – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  20. Milly knew how fragile was her hold on life and how much had happened of late to tax it; but it was with a shock of something unrealisable, unbelievable, that she read one autumn morning, in a blurred and shaking hand: " I am very ill- dying, they say. – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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