stamp tax

noun
a tax whose revenue is derived from the sale of stamps that are required to be affixed to certain retail merchandise and legal documents.

Origin:
1815–25

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stamp duty or stamp tax
 
n
a tax on legal documents, publications, etc, the payment of which is certified by the attaching or impressing of official stamps
 
stamp tax or stamp tax
 
n

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The real estate transfer fee was enacted in response to the repeal of the federal stamp tax.
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