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

Examples of single tax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Currently, married couples that earn less than $300,000, or $150,000 for single tax filers, can qualify for rebates for battery-electric cars under the state’s program. Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 July 2021 The last round of stimulus checks provided $1,400 to each single tax filer earning less than $75,000, and $2,800 for couples making less than $150,000. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 2 July 2021 Florida currently gives companies the option of filing a single tax return, but according to the Department of Revenue, only 2% of corporate tax returns are filed that way. Caroline Glenn,, 24 Feb. 2021 Instead of a single tax cut, Utah lawmakers have settled on approximately $100 million spread across three separate areas. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021 The 2020 standard deduction for single tax filers is $12,400. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 20 Feb. 2021 The two major ones – The Heroes Act and the HEALS Act - provide up to $1,200 for single tax filers and $2,400 for joint filers and between $500 and $1,200 for dependents. Leada Gore |, al, 18 Aug. 2020 As no single tax instrument, by itself, is likely to suffice, a number of incremental measures will be required. Antonio Weiss, The Denver Post, 14 Feb. 2020 Again, retail sales taxes are the largest single tax source. Michael Taylor,, 7 July 2020

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First Known Use of single tax

1795, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jul 2021

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“Single tax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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