Definition of graduated
of a tax
: increasing in rate with increase in taxable base : progressive a graduated income tax
Examples of graduated in a Sentence
a series of bowls in graduated sizes
Recent Examples of graduated from the Web
Mercier said there is decades of case law saying that a graduated income tax is unconstitutional because income is property and under the constitution, property tax has to be taxed uniformly and no more than 1 percent.
At the same time, the Democratic contenders for governor have generically endorsed the need to increase taxes, even backing a graduated income tax to raise the rate on those making more money.
There was an idea at the time that a graduated income tax would even out income inequality and share the burden when 10 percent of the American people owned 90 percent of American wealth.
Ameya Pawar, Pritzker supports a graduated income tax as a way to help increase the state's share of school funding and reduce the property-tax burden.
May 30 will mark the 12th anniversary since the disappearance of Mountain Brook's Natalee Holloway in Aruba while on a trip with 130-plus of her graduated classmates.
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GRADUATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of graduated for English Language Learners
: marked with lines for measuring
: gradually increasing
of a tax : increasing in rate as the thing being taxed (such as income) increases
Legal Definition of graduated
: increasing in rate with increase in taxable base : progressive
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