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 Under the bill, both joint and single tax filers would receive $100 each, while each dependent would also receive $100 each. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 25 Mar. 2022 Prosecution witnesses included the tax preparer, Henry Timothy, who was cooperating with prosecutors after pleading guilty to a single tax charge. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 And with a few very minor exceptions, Republicans in Congress have not backed a single tax increase in three decades. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 27 June 2022 And those with higher incomes ($137,000 for single tax filers and $203,000 for marrieds filing jointly) -- who would benefit the most from a Roth IRA -- can't make Roth contributions. Ray Martin, CBS News, 13 Dec. 2018 Those credits will apply to residents who make up to $100,000 for single tax filers and up to $200,000 for joint filers. Globe Staff,, 9 June 2022 That would translate to single tax filers receiving payments of $240 per year and join filers receiving roughly $360 per year. Leada Gore |, al, 2 May 2022 But as a single tax filer or someone filing as head of household, the person might qualify based on a lower income now. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2022 The 19th-century economist Henry George favored a single tax on the value of unimproved land, judging this to be the most fair and economically efficient tax, and the idea has had many admirers over the years, William F. Buckley Jr. among them. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of single tax

1795, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2022

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“Single tax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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