Definition of pay as you earn in English:

pay as you earn

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(abbreviation: PAYE)

noun

[mass noun]
  • (In the UK and South Africa) a system by which an employer deducts income tax from an employee’s wages before paying them to the employee and sends the deduction to the government: a pay-as-you-earn scheme

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