property tax


: a tax levied on real or personal property

Examples of property tax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The law also caps annual property tax increases for most local governments at 5.5%, though local voters can choose to override that cap. Nick Coltrain, The Denver Post, 15 May 2024 According to the Wisconsin Lottery, the value of unclaimed prizes is credited to the Wisconsin Lottery property tax relief fund. Steven Martinez, Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for property tax 

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Word History

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of property tax was in 1808

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“Property tax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

property tax

: a tax levied on real or personal property (as by a municipality) compare excise, income tax

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