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Definition 1: charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for tax in the sense of this definition

(tax is a kind of ...) a charge imposed and collected

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax paid directly by the person or organization on whom it is levied

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax that is levied when you are departing a country by land or sea or air

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax that is imposed by states on corporations; it depends both on the net worth of the corporation and on its net income attributable to activities within the state

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax imposed on transfers of property by gift during the lifetime of the giver

(... is a kind of tax ) a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax levied on goods or services rather than on persons or organizations

(... is a kind of tax ) any tax in which the rate decreases as the amount subject to taxation increases

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person

(... is a kind of tax ) any tax in which the rate increases as the amount subject to taxation increases

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax on capital or property

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax on capital gains

"he avoided the capital gains tax by short selling"

(... is a kind of tax ) a personal tax levied on annual income

(... is a kind of tax ) an additional tax levied on private property for public improvements that enhance the value of the property

(... is a kind of tax ) any tax levied on the passing of title to property

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax toward paving streets

(... is a kind of tax ) a tax collected by requiring a stamp to be purchased and attached (usually on documents or publications)

(... is a kind of tax ) a system of taxation in which a tax is levied on a single commodity (usually land)

(... is a kind of tax ) any tax in which the rate is constant as the amount subject to taxation increases

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) financial liabilities (such as a tax)

"the charges against the estate"

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) acceptable as a deduction (especially as a tax deduction)

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) a tax paid unwittingly by the consumer (such as ad valorem taxes)

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) the estate remaining after debts and funeral expenses and administrative expenses have been deducted from the gross estate; the estate then left to be distributed (and subject to federal and state inheritance taxes)

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) income (after taxes) that is available to you for saving or spending

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) personal income that you did not earn (e.g., dividends or interest or rent income)

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) (taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) the act of deducting from an employee's salary

(tax is the domain which ... is member of) (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases

Definition 2: make a charge against or accuse - [verb of communication]

Samples where tax or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They taxed him failure to appear in court

(tax is a kind of ...) make an accusatory claim

"The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

Definition 3: use to the limit - [verb of consumption]

Samples where tax or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you are taxing my patience

Synonyms for tax in the sense of this definition

(tax is a kind of ...) use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

"He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro" "Don't strain your mind too much"

Definition 4: levy a tax on - [verb of possession]

Samples where tax or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The State taxes alcohol heavily
  • Clothing is not taxed in our state

(tax is a kind of ...) impose and collect

"levy a fine"

(... is a kind of tax ) levy an excise tax on

(... is a kind of tax ) charge a tariff

"tariff imported goods"

(... is a kind of tax ) levy an extra tax on

"surtax luxury items that cost more than $1,000"

(... is a kind of tax ) tax excessively

"Don't overtax my constituents!"

Definition 5: set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine) - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for tax in the sense of this definition

(tax is a kind of ...) fix conclusively or authoritatively

"set the rules"

(tax has a similar meaning as ...) charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine

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