nuisance tax
noun Date: 1924 an excise tax collected in small amounts on a wide range of commodities directly from the consumer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nuisance tax — n. a tax considered a nuisance because it is paid in very small amounts by the consumer …   English World dictionary

  • nuisance tax — noun a tax based on the cost of the item purchased and collected directly from the buyer • Syn: ↑sales tax • Hypernyms: ↑excise, ↑excise tax * * * noun : an excise tax levied on a wide range of miscellaneous commodities and borne mostly by the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nuisance tax — noun A tax imposed as a percentage of the selling price of goods or services, payable by the customer and transmitted by the seller to the taxing authority. Syn: sales tax …   Wiktionary

  • nuisance tax — nui′sance tax n. bus a small excise tax collected from consumers on a wide variety of inexpensive items • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • nuisance tax — a tax paid in small but frequent amounts, usually by consumers. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • tax — I n. 1) to impose, levy, put a tax on 2) to collect a tax from 3) to pay a tax (to pay a tax on a new car; to pay a large sum in taxes; to pay a tax to the government) 4) to increase, raise taxes 5) to cut, lower, reduce taxes 6) to rescind,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • income tax — Synonyms and related words: VAT, ad valorem duty, alcohol tax, amusement tax, assessment on default, capital gains tax, capitation, capitation tax, corporation tax, customs, customs duty, death duty, death tax, doomage, duty, estate duty, estate… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sales tax — noun a tax based on the cost of the item purchased and collected directly from the buyer (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑nuisance tax • Hypernyms: ↑excise, ↑excise tax * * * noun : a tax on the privilege or freedom of making sales of tangible personal property …   Useful english dictionary

  • excise tax — noun a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑excise • Derivationally related forms: ↑excise (for: ↑excise) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sales tax — noun A local or state tax imposed as a percentage of the selling price of goods or services payable by the customer. The tax is not recognized as the sellers earnings; the seller only collects the tax and transmits the same to local or state… …   Wiktionary

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