tax burden

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tax burden

: responsibility for paying a greater portion of taxes
  • The tax burden has been falling increasingly on the middle class.

Word by Word Definitions

tax play
  1. : a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes

  2. : a sum levied on members of an organization to defray expenses

  3. : a heavy demand

  1. : to levy a tax on

  2. : to make onerous and rigorous demands on

  3. : charge, accuse

  1. : arrangement

burden play
  1. : something that is carried : load

  2. : duty, responsibility

  3. : something oppressive or worrisome

  1. : load, oppress

  1. : a bass or accompanying part

  2. : chorus, refrain

  3. : a central topic : theme


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