Taxation is the process by which the government collects money from people to use for government purposes.
When the government charges a tax on income earned, products purchased, and property owned, this is an example of taxation.
- a taxing or being taxed
- a tax or tax levy
- revenue from taxes
Origin of taxationMiddle English taxacion from Middle French taxation from Classical Latin taxatio from past participle of taxare: see tax
- a. The act or practice of imposing taxes.b. The fact of being taxed.
- An assessed amount of tax.
- Revenue gained from taxes.
(countable and uncountable, plural taxations)
From Latin taxÄtÄo (“rating, appraisal")