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payroll tax

noun

Simple Definition of payroll tax

  • : a tax that is paid by a company and that is based on the amount of money that the company spends paying all of its employees

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of payroll tax

  1. 1 :  a tax that is paid by a company and that is based on the amount of money that the company spends paying all of its employees

  2. 2 :  money that is taken from a person's pay and given directly to the government as income tax

Word by Word Definitions

payrollplay
  1. :  a paymaster's or employer's list of those entitled to pay and of the amounts due to each

    :  the sum necessary for distribution to those on a payroll

    :  the money to be distributed

  1. :  to assess or determine judicially the amount of (costs in a court action)

    :  to levy a tax on

    :  to enter (a name) in a list

  1. :  a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes

    :  a sum levied on members of an organization to defray expenses

    :  a heavy demand


Law Dictionary

payroll tax

noun pay·roll tax

Legal Definition of payroll tax

  1. :  a tax that is levied as a percentage of an employee's pay and is usually paid by the employer




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