- 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.
- Obs. 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: such babbling taxes one's patience
- 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 tax&amacron;re, 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