Tax is a required payment on goods, property, etc. that goes to the government.(noun)
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.(verb)
An example of to tax is to charge citizens self employment tax at the end of the year.
See tax in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME taxen < MFr taxer, to tax < L taxare, to appraise, tax, censure < base of tangere, to touch (see tact): used interchangeably with tasken (see task) in ME
See tax in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from taxen, to tax
Origin: , from Old French taxer
Origin: , from Medieval Latin taxāre
Origin: , from Latin, to touch, reproach, reckon
Origin: , frequentative of tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.
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