use tax

noun

Legal Definition of use tax

: a tax imposed on the use of personal property and especially property purchased in another state specifically : a one-time tax imposed on the exercise or enjoyment of any right or power over tangible personal property that is incident to the ownership, possession, custody, or leasing of it a law allowing the payment of a sales tax to be credited against the amount of use tax due the manufacturer became liable for a use tax when items were withdrawn from inventory for internal use

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“Use tax.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/use%20tax. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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