Recent Examples of taxpayer from the Web
Zeigler said Moody's long period on death row also meant taxpayers had to foot the bill for his room, board and medical expenses.
Republicans would need to accept that the government should not pull the rug out from underneath retirees, and realise that if taxpayers do not foot the bill for their benefits, consumers will have to instead.
Many taxpayers arrived at the IRS website on Tuesday prepared to sign away significant portions of their income.
That notion of communal duty is echoed in the views of many taxpayers across America.
Sittenfeld, Seelbach, Dennard, Landsman and Young claimed that Cranley's $423,000 severance agreement with Black wasn't good for taxpayers.
Some critics have questioned whether taxpayers will have enough time to review the plans and voice opinions about them ahead of the deadline.
On weekend trips home for Sooners football games, when taxpayers weren't paying for his ticket, the EPA official said Pruitt flew coach.
That hour-long diatribe, which was paid for by taxpayers, was meant to be about infrastructure, but in fact was a shameless campaign rally masquerading as a policy speech.
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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.
TAXPAYER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of taxpayer for English Language Learners
: a person who pays taxes
TAXPAYER Defined for Kids
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