the Internal Revenue Service

Definition of the Internal Revenue Service

  1. :  the department of the U.S. federal government that is responsible for collecting taxes

Word by Word Definitions

internalplay Internal
  1. :  existing or situated within the limits or surface of something: such as

    :  situated near the inside of the body

    :  situated on the side toward the median plane of the body

revenueplay Revenue
  1. :  the total income produced by a given source

    :  the gross income returned by an investment

    :  the yield of sources of income (such as taxes) that a political unit (such as a nation or state) collects and receives into the treasury for public use

serviceplay Service
  1. :  the occupation or function of serving

    :  employment as a servant

    :  the work performed by one that serves

  1. :  to perform services for: such as

    :  to repair or provide maintenance for

    :  to meet interest and sinking fund payments on (as government debt)

  1. :  of or relating to the armed services

    :  used in serving or supplying

    :  intended for hard or everyday use

  1. :  an Old World tree (Sorbus domestica) resembling the related mountain ashes but having larger flowers and larger edible fruit

    :  a related Old World tree (S. torminalis) with bitter fruits

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