single tax
noun Date: 1795 a tax to be levied on a single item (as real estate) as the sole source of public revenue

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  • single tax — single tax, adj. Econ. a tax, as on land, that constitutes the sole source of public revenue. [1875 80, Amer.] * * * Tax on land values intended as the sole source of government revenues, replacing all existing taxes. Henry George proposed the… …   Universalium

  • single tax — ☆ single tax n. 1. a system of taxation in which all revenue is to be derived from a tax on a single thing, specif. on the value of land 2. such a tax single tax adj …   English World dictionary

  • Single tax — Sin gle tax (Pol. Econ.) A tax levied upon land alone, irrespective of improvements, advocated by certain economists as the sole source of public revenue. Whatever may be thought of Henry George s single tax theory as a whole, there can be little …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • single tax — UK US noun [C] PROPERTY, TAX ► a system of taxes which only charges tax on one particular type of thing, especially land value …   Financial and business terms

  • Single Tax —   [ sɪȖgl tæks, englisch] die, , Form einer Alleinsteuer …   Universal-Lexikon

  • single tax — noun a system of taxation in which a tax is levied on a single commodity (usually land) • Hypernyms: ↑tax, ↑taxation, ↑revenue enhancement …   Useful english dictionary

  • single tax — The theory that all revenue for the support of government should be derived from a tax on a single subject, that is, real property …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • single-tax — uniform tax, flat tax …   English contemporary dictionary

  • single tax — sin′gle tax n. bus a tax, as on land, that constitutes the sole source of public revenue • Etymology: 1875–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Single Tax League — The Single Tax League was an Australian political party that flourished throughout the 1920s and 30s.Based upon the ideas of Henry George, who argued that all taxes should be abolished, save for a single tax on unimproved land values, the Single… …   Wikipedia

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