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Definition of Tax

Tax

  1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.
  2. A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.
  3. 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.
  4. A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses.
  5. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
  6. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.
  7. Charge; censure.
  8. A lesson to be learned; a task.
  9. 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.
  10. To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
  11. 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.

Tax Quotations

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

There is no such thing as a good tax.
Winston Churchill

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
Mark Twain

The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.
John F. Kennedy
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Tax Translations

tax in Danish is skat
tax in Dutch is belasten, aanslaan
tax in Italian is tassa, daziare, erariale
tax in Norwegian is skatt
tax in Portuguese is imposto
tax in Spanish is acensuar, impuesto
tax in Swedish is beskatta, skatt

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