tax burden

Definition of tax burden

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to assess or determine judicially the amount of (costs in a court action)

    :  to levy a tax on

    :  to enter (a name) in a list

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

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

    :  a heavy demand

  1. :  something that is carried :  load

    :  duty, responsibility

    :  something oppressive or worrisome

  1. :  load, oppress

  1. :  a bass or accompanying part

    :  chorus, refrain

    :  a central topic :  theme

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