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tax

n. a governmental assessment (charge) upon property value, transactions (transfers and sales), licenses granting a right, and/or income. These include Federal and state income taxes, county and city taxes on real property, state and/or local sales tax based on a percentage of each retail transaction, duties on imports from foreign countries, business licenses, Federal tax (and some states' taxes) on the estates of persons who have died, taxes on large gifts, and a state "use" tax in lieu of sales tax imposed on certain goods bought outside of the state. (See: income tax, estate tax, gift tax, use tax, unified estate and gift tax, franchise tax)

tax

noun assessment, capitation, charge, dues, duty, exaction, exactment, excise, imposition, impost, levy, pollage, portorium, scot, tariff, taxation, tithe, toll, tribute, vectigal
Associated concepts: action for taxes, ad valorem tax, apportionment of taxes, back taxes, collection of taxes, current tax, delinquent tax, direct tax, discriminatory tax, douule taxation, estate tax, evasion of taxation, excess profits tax, excessive tax, excise tax, federal estate tax, federal taxes, franchise tax, general tax, graduated tax, income tax, indirect tax, inheritance tax, land tax, levy a tax, power of taxation, power to tax, progressive tax, propprty tax, proportional tax, regulatory tax, retroactive tax, sales tax, tax anticipation note, tax assessor, tax deed, tax district, tax lien, tax roll, tax sale, tax title, tax warrants, transfer tax, withholding taxes

tax

(Levy), verb assess, collect, exact, lay a duty, require

tax

(Overwork), verb burden, cumber, debilitate, deprive of strength, disable, drain, encumber, exact, fatigue, load, make excessive demands, oppress, overexercise, overexert, overfatigue, overload, overstrain, overtire, overuse, push too far, require, saddle with, strain, task, tire out, tyrannize, use hard, weaken, wear down, wear out, weary, weigh down
See also: assess, assessment, charge, coerce, compel, cost, deplete, encumber, enforce, exact, excise, exhaust, fine, force, hinder, impose, levy, rebuke, reproach, require, toll

tax

a levy made by national or local government to pay for services provided by public bodies. There is no inherent power in the Crown to raise money in this way; express provision must be made by statute. Changes to tax law are made annually in the Finance Act(s); periodically the law is consolidated, as for example in the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 or the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992. See TAXATION.
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But the best reason to support replacing the income tax with a retail sales tax is political.
The following letter was sent to the Ministers of Finance of the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan - all of which have chosen not to harmonize their respective provincial sales tax with the federal Goods and Services Tax - urging them to continue their dialogue with the federal government with the long-term objective of establishing a single national sales tax.
Because 45 states already have the sales tax apparatus in place, he concludes that the cost-savings of replacing the income tax with a state-administered national sales tax would be significant, reducing the tax administration costs by as much as 98 percent.