tax stamp


Definition of 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 These guns do not require a special tax stamp to own. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Best New Shotguns from SHOT Show 2019," 30 Jan. 2019 Police had approached Garner on suspicion of selling cigarettes from packs without tax stamps. Nicquel Terry Ellis, USA TODAY, "End of a decade: What the 2010s, Obama, Trump and Black Lives Matter meant for Americans," 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., "Rockford man arrested with more than 163 pounds of marijuana in minivan on I-80 in Nebraska, police say," 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, "‘I can’t breathe.’ Five years after Eric Garner died in struggle with New York police, resolution still elusive.," 13 June 2019 Dawson is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, reckless endangerment, attempting to elude, failure to affix tax stamp and giving a false address. Carol Robinson,, "20-mile chase of meth suspect ends in Walmart produce section; passenger found passed out in truck," 25 Sep. 2017 Patrick Jiron was taken into custody and booked on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and having no drug tax stamp. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Couple accused of having 60 pounds of weed for ‘presents’ are pulled over, jailed again," 10 Jan. 2018 Patrick Jiron was booked with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and having no drug tax stamp. Michelle Hunter,, "Have a 'Merry-juana' Christmas: Couple says 60 lbs of pot were gifts, report says," 22 Dec. 2017 The couple also was cited for not having a drug tax stamp. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "Husband, 83, wife, 80, wanted to give weed as Christmas gifts," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of tax stamp

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Tax stamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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Legal Definition of 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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