excise tax

Cultural Dictionary
excise tax [(ek-seyez)]

A tax, similar to a sales tax, imposed on some goods, especially luxuries and cars.

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excise tax

noun
a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate) [syn: excise
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