tax·​pay·​ing ˈtaks-ˌpā-iŋ How to pronounce taxpaying (audio)
: of, relating to, or subject to the paying of a tax

Examples of taxpaying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the pandemic, the non-taxpaying cohort had actually shrunk a little, to the low to mid-40s. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 6 May 2022 Bobby Marks has projected as a $13 million payout to each non-taxpaying team. Ira Winderman,, 14 Aug. 2021 Golden State could pay $30 million less in luxury taxes as non-taxpaying teams also see a decrease in revenue sharing. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2020 By comparison, the U.S. is giving most taxpaying Americans $1,200. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2020 Harvard’s Jason Furman, who was a chair of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama Administration, has proposed making a one-time payment of a thousand dollars to every taxpaying U.S. resident and five hundred dollars to each child. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2020 California famously adopts tax increases that affect 49% or less of the taxpaying population while benefiting the remaining 51%. WSJ, 9 Feb. 2020 The result would split the bill among many more taxpaying entities, dropping prices for residents of 1-to-4 unit buildings. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 5 Oct. 2019 Couple this with the inefficiency of the courts causing trials to be frequently delayed and to go on for years, the legal system has become a tremendous burden to Americans, especially the taxpaying middle class. WSJ, 1 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of taxpaying was in 1832

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“Taxpaying.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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