Recent Examples of taxpayer from the Web
After Elmore’s investment, taxpayers could be facing a $50 million tab.
The president's trips can cost taxpayers millions of dollars because of the use of Air Force One and the expenses of the Secret Service, the Air Force, local sheriff's departments, the Coast Guard and other agencies.
The idled site is costing taxpayers about $1.2 million a month in bond payments, storage and security.
Police misconduct has cost Chicago taxpayers more than half a billion dollars since 2004—and that's just for legal settlements and fees.
The Johnson County Commission’s 4-3 vote to terminate the contract for County Manager Hannes Zacharias will cost taxpayers more than $100,000.
Waiting to address climate change could cost taxpayers in coastal cities — particularly in highly vulnerable Florida — in a way that not even the most progressive resiliency planners have considered.
Congress' non-partisan Joint Tax Committee estimates that the rule change would cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
The deal, expected to close by April 1, will cost taxpayers nothing.
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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.
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