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Definitions of taxation

  1. government income due to taxation
  2. charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
  3. the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state
  4. The act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes, as on the subjects of a state, by government, or on the members of a corporation or company, by the proper authority; the raising of revenue; also, a system of raising revenue.
  5. The act of taxing, or assessing a bill of cost.
  6. Tax; sum imposed.
  7. Charge; accusation.
  8. Governmental levies on property, inheritance, gifts, etc.
  9. The act of imposing a charge or duty on persons or property; rate or sum imposed; a system of raising money for public use.
  10. The act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes on the subjects of a state or government, or on the members of a corporation or company, by the proper authority; the raising of revenue required for public service by means of taxes; the system by which such a revenue is raised; " The subjects of every state ought to contribute to the support of the government, as nearly as possible in proportion to their abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. In the observance or neglect of this maxim consists what is called the equality or inequality of taxation."- Adam Smith: tax or assessment imposed; the aggregate of particular taxes; " He daily such taxations did exact."- Daniel: charge; accusation; censure; scandal; the act of taxing or assessing a bill of costs in law.
  11. Act of taxing; taxes imposed.
  12. The act of taxing; also, the amount assessed as a tax.).
  13. The act of taxing; sum imposed; charge; the act assessing a bill of cost.
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Quotes of taxation

  1. If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided. – Edmund Barton
  2. The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor. – William Cobbett
  3. I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace. – Richard Cobden
  4. Inflation is taxation without legislation. – Milton Friedman
  5. I don't know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it. – Warren G. Harding
  6. The level of taxation is driven by spending. Less spending leads to lower taxes. – Gregory D. Hess
  7. We ought, therefore, to lessen the price of food to our manufacturers, and place them more on a level with the manufacturers who have cheaper food, and also much lighter taxation – Joseph Hume
  8. The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality. – Andrew Jackson
  9. Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation – Fletcher Knebel
  10. If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation. – Rush Limbaugh
  11. My expertise was in public finance, particularly corporate taxation since I had worked at the US Treasury. – Merton Miller
  12. Taxation without representation is tyranny. – James Otis
  13. Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces. – Terry Pratchett
  14. Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation – J. M. Roberts

Usage examples for taxation

  1. An ingenious system of taxation was imposed upon all tribes submitting to Mohammed. – Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam by H. E. E. Hayes
  2. In some respects this same term may be applied to our existing and proposed war taxation – Government Ownership of Railroads, and War Taxation by Otto H. Kahn
  3. Thus for more than two years the basic industries of the United States reaped a harvest in profits which were actually free of taxation at the same time that they placed themselves on a war basis for the supplying of Europe's war demand. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing
  4. The court said the game would not work, that for the purposes of taxation the concern must be regarded as an individual. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  5. The old English taxation system was in a sense no system. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  6. Every dollar of that huge sum would be drawn from the people by taxation – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  7. They would vote against the Constitution in order to prevent an increase in the burdens of taxation – History of the Constitutions of Iowa by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
  8. For the taxation of the poor would imply, ultimately, that the poor could not afford to pay a little more for the necessities of life than, in strict justice, they ought; and this would mean the cessation of one of the chief means of production of individual wealth. –  by
  9. Now, with new taxation and so on, she feels she must. – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  10. Some question of new taxation perhaps; or it may be that England threatens to break the peace. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  11. For discussion: First reading of the Budget in connection with the taxation bill. – The Future Belongs to the People by Karl Liebknecht
  12. We should be subjected to a system of taxation which would fall more heavily on us than on other Italians, in proportion as our land is less productive. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  13. Section 5. 26. What is the limit of county taxation for general purposes? – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  14. Vox Populi complains that our source for taxes is exhausted, and says we must have a new system for taxation but he must consider, that if the federal government is adopted, we shall not have occasion to employ the legislature so great a part of the year as we are now obliged to do; of consequence, government will be able to apply their money to better uses than paying anti- federalists, while they are spreading their poisonous vapours through the already too much infected atmosphere. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  15. And, of course, the Natives pay relatively a higher taxation than the whites. – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  16. Mr. Wilson thought, that taxation should be in proportion to wealth, but that representation should accord with the number of freemen. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  17. In the petitions presented to the King, the havoc wrought is dwelt upon and deplored, not with a view to remedy any of the distress that had ensued, but in the hope that the arrears of taxation due from the dead might be excused to the survivors who had succeeded to the others' property. – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  18. It will be very easy to measure the strength of the attachment to reduced taxation by the power with which increased appropriations are resisted. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  19. The farmer, unable to make three shillings a bushel of his barley, is suffering severely under this grinding taxation as well as the consumer, who is compelled to pay a duty of four shillings and six- pence for every bushel that is converted into malt. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  20. The form of such taxation in England differed widely from that in Hungary; in Sweden, from that in Spain. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes

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