income tax


: a tax on the net income of an individual or a business

Examples of income tax in a Sentence

Federal income tax will be deducted from your pay. The new law will lower income taxes for most taxpayers.
Recent Examples on the Web In January, Kelly vetoed a tax package passed largely with Republican votes that would have set a single income tax rate. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 10 Apr. 2024 California’s individual income tax rates as a share of personal income are the nation’s highest. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 8 Apr. 2024 California has the nation’s highest state income tax rate, 13.3%. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2024 An income tax refund isn’t like a regular paycheck. USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 In 2023, a total of 1.4 million individual income tax returns were filed, Hardin said. Michael R. Wickline,, 2 Apr. 2024 This assumes the two bonds are comparable in risk and the investor is not subject to any state income tax. Chris Gunster, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 In its unanimous March 7 ruling, a three-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals said the law is clear that the default personal income tax rate in Michigan is 4.25% and an analysis must be performed each year to see whether revenues were high enough to trigger a one-year reduction. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 25 Mar. 2024 That compromise had capped Carmel's future income tax collection growth, diverting $16.7 million in new county income taxes between 2021 and 2023 to Fishers. The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of income tax was in 1799

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Cite this Entry

“Income tax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

income tax

: a tax on the income of a person or business

Legal Definition

income tax

: a tax on the net income of an individual or a business compare excise, property tax
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