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1    assessment, charge, contribution, customs, duty, excise, imposition, impost, levy, rate, tariff, tithe, toll, tribute  
2    burden, demand, drain, load, pressure, strain, weight  
3    assess, charge, demand, exact, extract, impose, levy a tax on, rate, tithe  
4    burden, drain, enervate, exhaust, load, make heavy demands on, overburden, push, put pressure on, sap, strain, stretch, task, test, try, weaken, wear out, weary, weigh heavily on  
5    accuse, arraign, blame, charge, impeach, impugn, incriminate, lay at one's door  
5    acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate  
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  ( taxes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( taxing    present participle)   ( taxed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-var   Tax is an amount of money that you have to pay to the government so that it can pay for public services.  
They are calling for large spending cuts and tax increases., ...a pledge not to raise taxes on people below a certain income...     
2       verb   When a person or company is taxed, they have to pay a part of their income or profits to the government. When goods are taxed, a percentage of their price has to be paid to the government.  
Husband and wife are now taxed separately on their incomes...      be V-ed  
The Bonn government taxes profits of corporations at a rate that is among the highest in Europe.      V n, Also V  
3       verb   If something taxes your strength, your patience, or your resources, it uses nearly all of them, so that you have great difficulty in carrying out what you are trying to do.  
Overcrowding has taxed the city's ability to deal with waste...      V n  
    council tax  
    income tax  
    poll tax  
    value added tax  

airport tax        ( airport taxes    plural  ) Airport tax is a tax that airline passengers have to pay in order to use an airport.      n-var  
Overnight return flights cost from £349 including airport taxes.     
carbon tax        ( carbon taxes    plural  ) A carbon tax is a tax on the burning of fuels such as coal, gas, and oil. Its aim is to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.      n-count  
corporation tax     
Corporation tax is a tax that companies have to pay on the profits they make.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
council tax     
In Britain, council tax is a tax that you pay to your local authority in order to pay for local services such as schools, libraries, and rubbish collection. The amount of council tax that you pay depends on the value of the house or flat where you live.      n-uncount   also the N  
departure tax        ( departure taxes    plural  ) Departure tax is a tax that airline passengers have to pay in order to use an airport.      n-var   (=airport tax)  
Many countries charge departure tax in US dollars rather than local currency.     
direct tax        ( direct taxes    plural  ) A direct tax is a tax which a person or organization pays directly to the government, for example income tax.      n-count  
income tax        ( income taxes    plural  ) Income tax is a certain percentage of your income that you have to pay regularly to the government.      n-var  
indirect tax        ( indirect taxes    plural  ) An indirect tax is a tax on goods and services which is added to their price. Compare direct tax.      n-count  
inheritance tax        ( inheritance taxes    plural  ) An inheritance tax is a tax which has to be paid on the money and property of someone who has died.      n-count  
pre-tax      , pretax  
Pre-tax profits or losses are the total profits or losses made by a company before tax has been taken away.     (BUSINESS)      adj   ADJ n  
Storehouse made pre-tax profits of £3.1m.     
      Pre-tax is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
Last year it made £2.5m pre-tax.     
road tax     
In Britain, road tax is a tax paid every year by the owners of every motor vehicle which is being used on the roads.      n-uncount  
sales tax        ( sales taxes    plural  ) The sales tax on things that you buy is the amount of money that you pay to the national government, or, in the United States, to the local or state government.      n-var  
tax avoidance     
Tax avoidance is the use of legal methods to pay the smallest possible amount of tax.      n-uncount  
tax break        ( tax breaks    plural  ) If the government gives a tax break to a particular group of people or type of organization, it reduces the amount of tax they have to pay or changes the tax system in a way that benefits them.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
Today they'll consider tax breaks for businesses that create jobs in inner cities.     
tax credit        ( tax credits    plural  ) A tax credit is an amount of money on which you do not have to pay tax.      n-count  
If an expense is tax-deductible, it can be paid out of the part of your income on which you do not pay tax, so that the amount of tax you pay is reduced.      adj  
Keep track of tax-deductible expenses, such as the supplies and equipment you buy.     
tax disc        ( tax discs    plural  ) In Britain, a tax disc is a small round piece of paper displayed on cars and motorcycles which proves that the owner has paid road tax.      n-count  
tax evasion     
Tax evasion is the crime of not paying the full amount of tax that you should pay.      n-uncount  
Tax-free is used to describe income on which you do not have to pay tax.      adj   ADJ n, amount ADJ, v-link ADJ  
...a tax-free investment plan.     
tax haven        ( tax havens    plural  ) A tax haven is a country or place which has a low rate of tax so that people choose to live there or register companies there in order to avoid paying higher tax in their own countries.      n-count  
tax relief     
Tax relief is a reduction in the amount of tax that a person or company has to pay, for example because of expenses associated with their business or property.      n-uncount interest tax relief.     
tax return        ( tax returns    plural  ) A tax return is an official form that you fill in with details about your income and personal situation, so that the tax you owe can be calculated.      n-count  
tax shelter        ( tax shelters    plural  ) A tax shelter is a way of arranging the finances of a business or a person so that they have to pay less tax.      n-count  
tax year        ( tax years    plural  ) A tax year is a particular period of twelve months which is used by the government as a basis for calculating taxes and for organizing its finances and accounts. In Britain, the tax year begins on April 6th and ends on April 5th. In the United States, the tax year begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st.      n-count  
value-added tax      , value added tax  
Value-added tax is a tax that is added to the price of goods or services. The abbreviation VAT is also used.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
withholding tax        ( withholding taxes    plural  ) A withholding tax is an amount of money that is taken in advance from someone's income, in order to pay some of the tax they will owe.  
  (mainly AM, BUSINESS)      n-var  

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