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sales tax

noun

Simple Definition of sales tax

  • : a tax that is added to the price of goods and services

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sales tax

  1. :  a tax levied on the sale of goods and services that is usually calculated as a percentage of the purchase price and collected by the seller

1921

First Known Use of sales tax

1921


SALES TAX Defined for Kids

sales tax

noun

Definition of sales tax for Students

  1. :  a tax paid by the buyer on goods bought




Law Dictionary

sales tax

noun

Legal Definition of sales tax

  1. :  a tax levied on the sale of goods and services that is usually calculated as a percentage of the purchase price and collected by the seller




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