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excess-profits tax

[ek-ses prof-its] /ˈɛk sɛs ˈprɒf ɪts/
noun
1.
a tax on the profits of a business enterprise in excess of the average profits for a number of base years, or of a specified rate of return on capital.
Origin of excess-profits tax
1910-1915
1910-15
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