tax stamp


: a stamp marked on or affixed to a taxable item as evidence that the tax has been paid

Examples of tax stamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Semi-auto magazine fed rifles need to be Class III weapons, and the tax stamp price for them needs to be raised much higher. Amanda Morris, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2023 In 2007, while still serving in the Tennessee House, Armstrong and a partner legally purchased cigarette tax stamps and sold them at a profit of approximately $330,000 following the legislature's increase in the state's cigarette tax. Jonathan Miller, CBS News, 20 June 2023 De La Rue, which is printing new banknotes featuring King Charles III that are expected to be in circulation next year, also supplies tax stamps, bank checks, and ID security components. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 12 Apr. 2023 Trevor Patton Crow was initially arrested on charges of first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to affix a tax stamp following a raid at his Tuscaloosa home on Tuesday. Carol Robinson |, al, 3 Mar. 2022 These guns do not require a special tax stamp to own. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 30 Jan. 2019 Police had approached Garner on suspicion of selling cigarettes from packs without tax stamps. Nicquel Terry Ellis, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2019 Terry Tucker, 58, of Rockford, Illinois, was charged with possession for sale and evasion of the state’s drug tax stamp act., 6 Nov. 2019 From the left cargo pocket of Garner’s shorts, the officer pulled four packs of Newports, each with Virginia tax stamps on the bottom. Wesley Lowery, Washington Post, 13 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tax stamp was circa 1929

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“Tax stamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition

tax stamp

: a stamp affixed to an item as evidence that a tax on it has been paid
especially : one that the dealer of a controlled substance is required to purchase by payment of a tax according to a state law
an additional count of failure to purchase a tax stamp
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