direct tax


Definition of direct tax

: a tax exacted directly from the taxpayer

Examples of direct tax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Often, tax-compliance measures are easier to sell politically than direct tax increases, but this one has proven to be the opposite. Richard Rubin, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2021 In her speech, the minister did not announce any direct tax benefits. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 1 Feb. 2022 Instead, Webert’s bill creates the Public School Assistance Fund, which would direct tax revenue to school repairs. Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2022 Many of the group’s opponents are also outspoken supporters of school choice programs that direct tax dollars to parochial, private and charter schools. Laura Meckler, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Jan. 2022 But the rule on direct taxes is still in the Constitution, and the courts haven't fully defined what is and isn’t a direct tax. Richard Rubin, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2021 Neither have estate taxes, which are considered a tax on the transfer of property, not a direct tax on property itself. Richard Rubin, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2021 The plant’s twin cooling towers rise amid rolling farmland across the river from Byron, so the city doesn’t receive any direct tax revenue from it. Dan Petrella,, 9 Sep. 2021 Businesses normally are assessed to cover such debts, so that $150 million payment effectively is direct tax relief to all businesses. Keith M. Phaneuf,, 24 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of direct tax

1770, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of direct tax was in 1770

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“Direct tax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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Legal Definition of direct tax

: a tax imposed on a taxpayer himself or herself or on his or her property — compare excise

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