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direct tax

noun, Government
1.
a tax exacted directly from the persons who will bear the burden of it (without reimbursement to them at the expense of others), as a poll tax, a general property tax, or an income tax.
Origin
1785-1790
1785-90, Americanism
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Examples from the web for direct tax
  • But the payroll tax is a direct tax on work and workers-on jobs per se.
  • Hence, a direct tax on consumption can be levied by taxing income but exempting saving.
British Dictionary definitions for direct tax

direct tax

noun
1.
a tax paid by the person or organization on which it is levied Compare indirect tax
Derived Forms
direct taxation, noun
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