single tax


Definition of single tax

: a tax to be levied on a single item (such as real estate) as the sole source of public revenue

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Recent Examples on the Web Their concern echoed criticism by Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who has denounced the plan and labeled it the largest single tax increase in state history. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, "Business owners blast Maryland House bill to extend sales tax to services," 2 Mar. 2020 And TurboTax was hardly a niche product: Intuit executives still excitedly talk about the TAM, total available market, of TurboTax as every single tax filer in the country, now over 150 million households. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, "Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free," 17 Oct. 2019 People who know anything at all about Henry George know how to dismiss him in three words—the single tax! Marilynne Robinson, Harper's magazine, "Is Poverty Necessary?," 10 June 2019 These were also the voters who had been most supportive of Prohibition, the single tax, and a ban on vaccinations. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018 The special session crashed and burned because the House couldn't put together enough votes to pass a single tax bill. Julia O'donoghue,, "Louisiana 2018 special session: Winners and losers," 6 Mar. 2018 The correct numbers are: $15,000 annual gift exclusion limit for 529 plans for single tax filers ($30,000 for married filing jointly). Nathan Bachrach,, "Simply Money: How you can 'gift' stock to kids," 28 Feb. 2018 Economic stagnation and economic insecurity are grounded in political, cultural, and economic factors that are beyond the reach of any single tax bill or any single legislative reform. David French, National Review, "Let the Mockers Mock, $1,000 Can Make a Difference for American Families," 21 Dec. 2017 The standard deduction would go up to $12,000 for single tax filers; $18,000 for a single filer with a qualifying child; and around $24,000 for a married couple filing a joint return. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "A simple tax cut isn't all that simple, depending on your financial situation," 3 Nov. 2017

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1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Single tax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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