1tax /ˈtæks/ noun plural taxes
an amount of money that a government requires people to pay according to their income, the value of their property, etc., and that is used to pay for the things done by the government [count
] ▪ The decision was made to raise/cut taxes. ▪ He was accused of evading taxes. ▪ What was your income before/after taxes?
— often + on ▪ a tax on tobacco products
] ▪ What is the amount of tax to be paid? ▪ What was your income before/after tax? ▪ tax deductions/laws/rates
— see also income tax, poll tax, pretax, sales tax, surtax, value-added tax, withholding tax