Recent Examples of taxpayer from the Web
The White House on Tuesday made clear to reporters that this is a speech to generate support for tax reform, but that Mr. Trump will continue to avoid anything but broad themes on why tax reform is important for American businesses and taxpayers.
Teacher unions opposed the credits, saying taxpayer money shouldn’t be used toward private schools.
Repeated court findings against his office for civil rights violations cost local taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.
In the meantime, county taxpayers fork over $1 million a year to maintain the 84-year-old viaduct.
That deal, which has not yet been approved by the legislature, promises Foxconn as much as $2.85 billion in cash payments from Wisconsin taxpayers in return for building a liquid-crystal display plant.
Such prices are particularly outrageous, given that taxpayers fund many drugs’ early research, Mitchell said.
Linton then lashed out at a critic who suggested U.S. taxpayers had funded her getaway.
Going forward, taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for supplemental police services to private groups.
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First Known Use of taxpayer
Financial Definition of TAXPAYER
What It Is
A taxpayer is a person or organization that must pay taxes to a federal, state, or local agency.
How It Works
For example, let's assume that Jane is an employee of Company XYZ. She earns $150,000 per year.
In addition to paying federal income taxes, unemployment taxes, Social Security taxes, and Medicare taxes, Jane will likely owe state and local income taxes, all of which will be withheld from her paycheck. When she receives her after-tax paycheck, she might spend it on gas for her car, groceries, clothes and utilities, all of which trigger more tax payments (in the form of sales, excise, gas and other taxes).
Why It Matters
Virtually every human being in America is a taxpayer at some point, even if he or she does not file an IRS Form 1040 or pay federal income taxes. People pay taxes when they pay their phone bills, buy airline tickets, use toll roads, buy gasoline, rent hotel rooms, get a fishing license or engage in other everyday activities. Children even pay sales taxes when they buy candy with allowance money.
TAXPAYER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of taxpayer for English Language Learners
: a person who pays taxes
TAXPAYER Defined for Kids
Definition of taxpayer for Students
legal Definition of taxpayer
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