: to tax (someone or something) too heavily or beyond what is due
- revenues raised through overtaxing the middle class
: to lay too heavy a burden or demand upon (someone or something)
- exercises that overtax the muscles
- A fancy terminal with enough gates for all the planes, a work force that is alternately overtaxed and underemployed, and a high-tech baggage system all create high fixed costs.
- —Marc Levinson et al.
Homelessness is worse here than anywhere in the country. The cost of living is out of control. Overtaxation is rampant. Infrastructure is crumbling.