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sales tax

noun
1.
a tax on receipts from sales, usually added to the selling price by the seller.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • The impact of that: thousands of jobs and millions in sales tax and property tax revenues go to the suburbs instead.
  • They are subject to pay the exact same sales tax as any citizen would be.
  • Those who voted in a school were more likely than other voters to favor raising the sales tax to fund education.
  • In addition, don't forget, there is the nine-per-cent sales tax.
  • The state that she governs has no income or sales tax.
  • It could take the form of a national sales tax, or a flat income tax, or some combination of the two.
  • It's even worse paying sales tax on money you spend.
  • To determine the sales tax paid, add all of the purchases which were subject to sales tax.
  • First, the island has no sales tax, keeping prices low.
  • It has abolished sales tax on computers and in last week's budget ended the sales tax on new mobile phones.
British Dictionary definitions for sales tax

sales tax

noun
1.
a tax levied on retail sales receipts and added to selling prices by retailers
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