Definition of overtax in English:


Syllabification: o·ver·tax
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈtaks


[with object]
  • 1Require (a person or company) to pay too much tax: if you’re overtaxed, we want you in our party
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    • But the fact that there were no credits applying meant they were often overtaxed compared with people taxed at 33 percent.
    • There is a theory in Economics called the Philips curve, which states that, if you overtax a nation beyond a certain point, the actual tax revenue will decline, as taxpayers will build up a resistance and compliance will decline rapidly.
    • He says that we are overtaxed compared to Australia.
  • 2Make excessive demands on (a person’s strength, abilities, etc.): do athletes overtax their hearts?
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    • During Operation DESERT STORM, mass surrenders of enemy troops overtaxed the coalition's ability to provide medical services.
    • I note that you mercifully didn't choose to overtax our abilities by describing this power rating as ‘four 50-watt domestic lightbulbs’.
    • For this purpose disasters can be defined as external events that seriously overtax the ability of individuals and their communities to respond with the resources available.



Pronunciation: /-takˈsāSHən/
sense 1.
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  • As a guarantee against overtaxation, the State makes a standing offer to buy back the land for its real market value at the reference date.
  • To deal with this concern, I propose to legislate so that specified superannuation contribution withholding tax is calculated only on an employee's salary or wages, thereby eliminating the potential for overtaxation.
  • For those MPs who have done the mental arithmetic, that is $3,500 of overtaxation per worker in New Zealand.

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