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sales tax Syllabification: sales tax
Pronunciation: /ˈsālz ˌtaks/

Definition of sales tax in English:


A tax on sales or on the receipts from sales.
Example sentences
  • The traditional tax system of Castile, with its reliance upon sales taxes and a direct tax on the tithe proved ill suited for the natural resource based economy of New Spain.
  • Thus school district funding is tied to the sources of state general funds - typically receipts from sales taxes and income taxes.
  • Shift the burden more to the wealthy by reducing property and sales taxes and imposing state income tax.
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