HyperDic: tax

English > 5 senses of the word tax:
NOUNpossessiontax, taxation, revenue enhancementcharge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
VERBpossessiontaxlevy a tax on
possessiontax, assessset or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
consumptiontax, taskuse to the limit
communicationtaxmake a charge against or accuse / accuse
tax > pronunciation
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English > tax: 5 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningCharge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government.
Synonymstaxation, revenue enhancement
Category ofchargefinancial liabilities (such as a tax)
collector, gatherer, accumulatorA person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
deductibleacceptable as a deduction (especially as a tax deduction)
deductible(taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)
disposable incomeincome (after taxes) that is available to you for saving or spending
hidden taxA tax paid unwittingly by the consumer (such as ad valorem taxes)
imposition, inflictionThe act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
net estateThe estate remaining after debts and funeral expenses and administrative expenses have been deducted from the gross estate
operating expense, operating cost, overhead, budget itemsThe expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance)
progressive(of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases
regressive(of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases
unearned income, unearned revenuepersonal income that you did not earn (e.g., dividends or interest or rent income)
withholdingThe act of deducting from an employee's salary
Narrowercapital gains taxA tax on capital gains
capital levyA tax on capital or property
capitationA tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person
degressive taxAny tax in which the rate decreases as the amount subject to taxation increases
departure taxA tax that is levied when you are departing a country by land or sea or air
direct taxA tax paid directly by the person or organization on whom it is levied
franchise taxA tax that is imposed by states on corporations
gift taxA tax imposed on transfers of property by gift during the lifetime of the giver
income taxA personal tax levied on annual income
indirect taxA tax levied on goods or services rather than on persons or organizations
pavageA tax toward paving streets
progressive tax, graduated taxAny tax in which the rate increases as the amount subject to taxation increases
proportional taxAny tax in which the rate is constant as the amount subject to taxation increases
ratesA local tax on property (usually used in the plural)
single taxA system of taxation in which a tax is levied on a single commodity (usually land)
special assessmentAn additional tax levied on private property for public improvements that enhance the value of the property
stamp tax, stamp dutyA tax collected by requiring a stamp to be purchased and attached (usually on documents or publications)
transfer taxAny tax levied on the passing of title to property
BroaderlevyA charge imposed and collected
Spanishcanon, carga, contribución, gabela, gravamen, imposición, impuesto, impuestos, tasa, tributación, tributo
Catalancànon, càrrega, contribució, fiscal, impost, taxa, tribut
Verbstaxlevy a tax on
English > tax: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaninglevy a tax on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "The State taxes alcohol heavily"
  • "Clothing is not taxed in our state"
Narrowerexciselevy an excise tax on
overtaxtax excessively
surtaxlevy an extra tax on
tariffCharge a tariff
Broaderlevy, imposeimpose and collect
Spanishgravar, imponer
Catalangravar, posar impostos
Adjectivestaxable(of goods or funds) subject to taxation
Nounstax, taxationcharge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
taxationthe imposition of taxes
taxationgovernment income due to taxation
taxera bureaucrat who levies taxes
English > tax: 5 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningSet or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymassess
Broaderdetermine, setFix conclusively or authoritatively
Similar toassessCharge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
Spanishevaluar, tasar, valorar
Catalanavaluar, valorar
English > tax: 5 senses > verb 3, consumption
MeaningUse to the limit.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"you are taxing my patience"
Synonymtask
Broaderstrain, extendUse to the utmost
Spanishagotar, gastar
English > tax: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake a charge against or accuse / accuse.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something
Example"They taxed him failure to appear in court"
Broaderchargemake an accusatory claim

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