taxation

noun

tax·​a·​tion tak-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce taxation (audio)
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
Recent Examples on the Web However, any income earned through an hourly wage would be subject to taxation. Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 11 June 2024 Attendees can get professional guidance on potentially reducing the taxation of their retirement income, including Social Security, and how to position themselves for better returns on investments. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 9 June 2024 For that reason, Germany has proposed gradually extending the practice of making decisions by majority voting to areas that currently fall under the unanimity rule, such as EU foreign policy and taxation. Olaf Scholz, Foreign Affairs, 5 Dec. 2022 California Business Roundtable and anti-tax groups such as the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association are sponsoring a November ballot measure that would impose or restore state constitution restrictions on taxation. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 28 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for taxation 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of taxation was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Taxation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taxation. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

taxation

noun
tax·​a·​tion tak-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce taxation (audio)
: the action of taxing
especially : the establishing of taxes

Legal Definition

taxation

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

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