Adjective "tax" definition and examples

(Tax may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/taks/

Definitions and examples

noun

A compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits, or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions.
  1. 'a tax on fuel'
  2. as modifier 'a tax bill'
  3. 'Thus a tax on rent may represent a violation of justice while a tax on other incomes does not.'
  4. 'There is nothing in the Constitution to prevent the States collecting their own income taxes (or taxes on services).'
  5. 'It would have replaced the corporate income tax with a tax on the net return to capital for all businesses.'
  6. 'Under the current method rates are increasingly becoming a wealth tax or a tax on assets held in the form of land.'
  7. 'A carbon tax is a tax on the use of energy.'
  8. 'Doing so will decrease their total tax bill on personal income when compared to reasonable salary levels.'
  9. 'The administration established tariffs, which amounts to a tax on all consumers of steel.'
  10. 'Increase the progressivity of the federal income tax, and finance Medicare through increased sin taxes, gas taxes, and general revenue.'
  11. 'The revenue from a tax on oil companies would then be passed directly to the motorist through cuts in fuel duty.'
  12. 'Second, lower prices for gasoline and other fuels are acting like a giant tax cut for both consumers and businesses.'
A strain or heavy demand.
  1. 'The only tax on the reader's mind is to remember as many facts as possible.'

verb

Impose a tax on (someone or something)
  1. 'If one partner leaves the other his estate, it is taxed at the full death tax rate.'
  2. 'In Ireland, a capital gain is generally taxed at 20 per cent, with the first £1,000 being exempt.'
  3. 'This can represent a significant tax saving, compared with an ordinary share option scheme where the option is generally exempt, but the gain is taxed at income tax rates.'
  4. 'If your fund is worth more than the limit you could in future be taxed at 25% of the excess taken as income, or 55% on a lump sum.'
  5. 'In companies like ours, the profit is taxed at the corporation rate.'
  6. 'All the business' earnings and profits are taxed at the personal level of the shareholders/owners.'
  7. 'I am a full-time engineering student and even my part-time work at a local supermarket is taxed at 50 per cent.'
  8. 'Profits from unincorporated businesses are taxed at 15 percent.'
  9. 'When you invest corporately, your earnings are initially taxed at very high rates.'
  10. 'Under current law, such withdrawals are taxed at the student's tax rate.'
  11. 'the Land Rover slowly disintegrates and no one has bothered to tax it'
  12. 'There is only one timetabling problem for the arrangements - if Mr Bullock lives another year he may not be able to afford to tax or insure the bus.'
  13. 'Then we have the classic of all laws: that cars have to be insured and taxed, and pass MoTs.'
  14. 'More than 15,000 motorists in the Bradford area face tough fines and even having their vehicles crushed if they fail to tax their cars and lorries.'
  15. 'The cameras are not only linked to the police national computer, but also to the DVLA database, which allows officers to identify vehicles that are not registered or taxed.'
  16. 'His car was not insured, not taxed and did not have an MoT certificate.'
  17. 'She's had her home phone cut off, she has lost her car because she can't afford to tax and insure it and she struggles to put food on the table for her kids.'
  18. 'We are urging the people of Darwen to get their cars taxed and save themselves the expense of clamping.'
  19. 'The bikes will be road registered, taxed and insured and new bikes have to comply with strict emissions and noise regulations.'
  20. 'The solution is simply to tax and MoT your car this month before you leave for Spain.'
  21. 'The cars are neither taxed or roadworthy but often evade Police detection as they are not stolen.'
Make heavy demands on (someone's powers or resources)
  1. 'Radeschi said the community's resources have been taxed by dealing with troubled youth.'
  2. 'And director Jasper Bagg takes on the title role with energy and commitment, though sometimes its sheer weight seems to be taxing his powers to the limit.'
  3. 'I am not condoning corporal punishment but some sympathy must go out to the teacher whose patience must have been taxed to the limit and which seems to have snapped.'
  4. 'Suffice to say, China will tax both the group's idealism and its stamina.'
  5. 'The influx of refugees and displaced persons taxed the already stretched resources of States.'
  6. 'You will definitely have to earn it, though, because I will often tax every physical and mental resource that you possess.'
Confront (someone) with a fault or wrongdoing.
  1. 'Tax me with my crimes!'
Examine and assess (the costs of a case)
  1. 'Pursuant to that order the defendants taxed their costs and applied for payment, despite the fact that the action had not been determined.'
  2. 'Where the outcome of the Legal Proceedings is not a Success the Insurer shall have the right to have the Insured's Solicitor's bills taxed or assessed on the standard basis.'
  3. 'It was not the case for either side that I should split the issue into parts and so resolve the position, nor was it the case that I should attempt to tax or assess the costs.'

More definitions

1. a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc.

2. a burdensome charge, obligation, duty, or demand. verb (used with object)

3. to demand a tax from (a person, business, etc.). to demand a tax in consideration of the possession or occurrence of (income, goods, sales, etc.), usually in proportion to the value of money involved.

4. to lay a burden on; make serious demands on: to tax one's r

More examples(as adjective)

"revenues can be tax."

"policies can be tax."

"receipts can be tax."

"issues can be tax."

"reforms can be tax."

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Origin

Middle English (also in the sense ‘estimate or determine the amount of a penalty or damages’, surviving in tax (sense 4 of the verb)): from Old French taxer, from Latin taxare ‘to censure, charge, compute’, perhaps from Greek tassein ‘fix’.