tax·​a·​tion | \ tak-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce taxation (audio) \

Definition of taxation

1 : the action of taxing especially : the imposition of taxes
2 : revenue obtained from taxes
3 : the amount assessed as a tax

Examples of taxation in a Sentence

the federal right of taxation

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But those who have worked to end the taxation of inflation in capital gains for almost 30 years noticed what did not change. Grover Norquist, Twin Cities, "Grover Norquist: Indexing capital gains helps more than the rich," 29 Aug. 2019 But those who have worked to end the taxation of inflation in capital gains for almost 30 years noticed what did not change. Grover Norquist, The Denver Post, "Grover Norquist: Trump should index capital gains to spare millions of Americans from paying taxes on inflation," 27 Aug. 2019 The United States and France have reached a deal over the taxation of digital services, French President Emmanuel Macron said at a Monday news conference alongside US President Donald Trump. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Macron claims deal to end digital service tax fight with the US," 26 Aug. 2019 Behind the cordial tone, the points of friction—over climate change, trade, taxation of tech firms, Iran, Russia and Ukraine—were well known. The Economist, "G7 leaders discuss climate change, economics, Russia and Iran," 25 Aug. 2019 But estimates offered by marijuana-legalization advocates are that Connecticut could raise as much as $60 million in the first fiscal year and $170 million in the second after taxation of marijuana sales for recreational use has begun. Keith Phaneuf,, "New report says it’s difficult for states to predict revenue from legalized marijuana sales," 19 Aug. 2019 The argument over the taxation of companies such as Facebook and Amazon is just the latest addition to a pile of trade disputes between the U.S. and Europe. David Meyer, Fortune, "The U.S. Threatened France With China-Style Tariffs Over Its Digital Tax Plans. The French Didn’t Blink," 11 July 2019 The two men will also witness the signing of a double taxation avoidance agreement and a memorandum of understanding on tourism cooperation, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported. Washington Post, "Malaysia’s Mahathir begins state visit to Cambodia," 30 Aug. 2019 In the meantime, the rogue ruler sidestepped taxation laws and whipped up hatred among his subjects, sentiments that fueled a civil war and his eventual execution for treason. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "The dramatic history of prorogation in British parliament," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of taxation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of taxation

: the action, process, or system of taxing people or things


tax·​a·​tion | \ tak-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce taxation (audio) \

Kids Definition of taxation

1 : the action of taxing
2 : money gotten from taxes



Legal Definition of taxation

1 : the action of taxing: as
a : the imposition of taxes
b : the judicial determination of costs
2a : revenue obtained from taxes
b : the amount assessed as a tax
3 : a particular system of taxing progressive taxation

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