money that you have to pay to the government so that it can pay for public services. People pay tax according to their income and businesses pay tax according to their profits. Tax is also often paid on goods and services.
增加 / 削减税收
to raise/cut taxes
税款的增加 / 削减
changes in tax rates
to pay over £1 000 in tax
税前 / 税后利润
profits before/after tax
a tax on cigarettes
to put a tax on sb/sth; to make sb pay tax
Any interest payments are taxed as part of your income.
His declared aim was to tax the rich.
to pay tax on a vehicle so that you may use it on the roads
The car is taxed until July.
to need a great amount of physical or mental effort
The questions did not tax me.
The problem is currently taxing the brains of the nation's experts (= making them think very hard) .
to accuse sb of doing sth wrong
I taxed him with avoiding his responsibility as a parent.
These are all words for money that you have to pay to the government.
money that you have to pay to the government so that it can pay for public services
a tax that you pay on things that you buy, especially those that you bring into a country
The company has to pay customs duties on all imports.
tax that is paid when goods are brought in from other countries
a tax that is paid on goods coming into or going out of a country
A general tariff was imposed on foreign imports.
an extra amount of money that has to be paid, especially as a tax to the government
a levy on oil imports
a tax that is paid on some goods made, sold or used within a country
There has been a sharp increase in vehicle excise.
duty, customs, tariff, levy or excise?
These are all words for taxes on goods. Excise is for goods sold within a country. Customs is for goods brought into a country. Tariffs are on goods going into or coming out of a country, often in order to protect industry from cheap imports. Duty is more general and can be a customs or excise tax. Levy is the most general of all and can be any sort of tax or charge.