- Tax is a required payment on goods, property, etc. that goes to the government.
An example of a tax is a portion taken out of weekly paychecks and sent to the government.
- Tax is defined as to make people pay a percentage of money to the government.
An example of to tax is to charge citizens self employment tax at the end of the year.
- Obsolete to determine the value of; assess
- to require to pay a percentage of income, property value, etc. for the support of a government
- to require to pay a special assessment, as in a society, labor union, etc.
- to assess a tax on (income, property, purchases, etc.)
- to impose a burden on; put a strain on: to tax one's strength
- to accuse; charge: to be taxed with negligence
Origin of taxMiddle English taxen ; from Middle French taxer, to tax ; from Classical Latin taxare, to appraise, tax, censure ; from base of tangere, to touch (see tact): used interchangeably with tasken (see task) in Middle English
- a compulsory payment, usually a percentage, levied on income, property value, sales price, etc. for the support of a government
- a special assessment, as in a society, labor union, etc.
- a heavy demand; burden; strain
Origin of taxME
- A contribution for the support of a government required of persons, groups, or businesses within the domain of that government.
- A fee or dues levied on the members of an organization to meet its expenses.
- A burdensome or excessive demand; a strain.
transitive verbtaxed, tax·ing, tax·es
- To place a tax on (income, property, or goods).
- To exact a tax from: taxed the people.
- Law To assess (court costs, for example).
- To make difficult or excessive demands upon: a boss who taxed everyone's patience.
- a. To accuse; confront: taxed him with ingratitude.b. To hold accountable: The contractor was taxed with the mistake of the subcontractor.
Origin of taxMiddle English, from taxen, to tax, from Old French taxer, from Medieval Latin taxāre, from Latin, to touch, reproach, reckon, frequentative of tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural taxes)
(third-person singular simple present taxes, present participle taxing, simple past and past participle taxed)
- To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
- Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
- To impose and collect a tax on (something).
- Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
- To make excessive demands on.
tax - Legal Definition