proportional tax

noun

Definition of proportional tax 

: a tax in which the tax rate remains constant regardless of the amount of the tax base

First Known Use of proportional tax

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about proportional tax

Share proportional tax

Statistics for proportional tax

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for proportional tax

The first known use of proportional tax was circa 1943

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on proportional tax

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about proportional tax

Comments on proportional tax

What made you want to look up proportional tax? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!