taxpayer

noun
tax·​pay·​er | \ ˈtaks-ˌpā-ər How to pronounce taxpayer (audio) \

Definition of taxpayer

: one that pays or is liable for a tax

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Examples of taxpayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bill would punish local municipalities and parishes who dare dream of shifting taxpayer dollars away from law enforcement and toward social services, a move an alarming total of zero Louisiana cities have tried to make. Kaylee Poche, NOLA.com, "The wheels on the abortion bus go round and round," 16 Oct. 2020 About 25 percent of the sites announced Wednesday, or more than 100 total, went to states currently banned by California universities and other public agencies for travel using taxpayer dollars. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "NCAA selects Viejas Arena as 2026 basketball tournament site; USD, UCSD to host other sports," 14 Oct. 2020 For one, unlike other government agencies, the USPS is not allowed to receive taxpayer funding, and instead must rely on revenue from stamps and package deliveries to support itself. John General, CNN, "Why the US Postal Service is in deep financial trouble," 6 Oct. 2020 As such, it is supposed to be self-sustaining without benefit of taxpayer funding. Washington Post, "Postal Service workers quietly resist DeJoy’s changes with eye on election," 25 Sep. 2020 The vaccine itself will be free of charge, thanks to billions of dollars in taxpayer funding approved by Congress and allocated by the Trump administration. Matthew Perrone, Star Tribune, "Trump disputes health officials, predicts mass vaccinations soon," 17 Sep. 2020 The vaccine itself will be free of charge, thanks to billions of dollars in taxpayer funding approved by Congress and allocated by the Trump administration. Anchorage Daily News, "Contradicting top federal health officials, Trump says safe vaccine will be available soon," 16 Sep. 2020 The vaccine itself will be free of charge, and patients won't be charged out of pocket for the administration of shots, thanks to billions of dollars in taxpayer funding approved by Congress and allocated by the Trump administration. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, USA TODAY, "Feds outline sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccine for all Americans," 16 Sep. 2020 The vaccine itself will be free of charge, thanks to billions of dollars in taxpayer funding approved by Congress and allocated by the Trump administration. Arkansas Online, "U.S. outlines sweeping plan to provide free covid-19 vaccines," 16 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of taxpayer

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of taxpayer was in 1797

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21 Oct 2020

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“Taxpayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taxpayer. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for taxpayer

taxpayer

noun
How to pronounce taxpayer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of taxpayer

: a person who pays taxes

taxpayer

noun
tax·​pay·​er | \ ˈtaks-ˌpā-ər How to pronounce taxpayer (audio) \

Kids Definition of taxpayer

: a person who pays or is responsible for paying a tax

taxpayer

noun
tax·​pay·​er

Legal Definition of taxpayer

: a person (as an individual or corporation) that pays or is liable for a tax

Other Words from taxpayer

taxpaying adjective

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