payroll tax

noun

Definition of payroll tax

1 : a tax that is paid by a company and that is based on the amount of money that the company spends paying all of its employees
2 : money that is taken from a person's pay and given directly to the government as income tax

Word by Word Definitions

payroll play
  1. : a paymaster's or employer's list of those entitled to pay and of the amounts due to each

  2. : the sum necessary for distribution to those on a payroll

tax play
  1. : a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes

  2. : a sum levied on members of an organization to defray expenses

  3. : a heavy demand

  1. : to levy a tax on

  2. : to make onerous and rigorous demands on

  3. : charge, accuse

  1. : arrangement


Law Dictionary

payroll tax

noun pay·roll tax

legal Definition of payroll tax

: a tax that is levied as a percentage of an employee's pay and is usually paid by the employer

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