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Pronunciation: /tæks/

Translation of tax in Spanish:


  • 1 u and c [Finance] (individual charge) impuesto (masculine), tributo (masculine) [formal]; (in general) impuestos (masculine plural) how much tax do you pay ¿cuánto paga de impuestos? free of tax libre de impuestos to pay one's taxes pagar* los impuestos I paid $1,500 in tax(es) pagué 1.500 dólares de or en impuestos to put o place a tax on sth gravar algo con un impuesto federal/state taxes (in US) impuestos federales/estatales or del estado tax on goods/services impuesto sobre mercancías/servicios tax deducted at source retenciones (feminine plural) fiscales it can be offset against tax(es) es desgravable before/after taxes o (British English/inglés británico) tax I earn £17,000 before/after tax(es) gano 17.000 libras sin descontar/descontados los impuestos, gano 17.000 libras brutas/netas profits before/after tax(es) beneficios (masculine plural) or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) utilidades (feminine plural) antes/después de impuestos the first £2,000 is free of tax (British English/inglés británico) las primeras 2.000 libras son or están libres de impuestos $20 including tax 20 dólares impuestos incluidos (before noun/delante del nombre) tax abatement o (British English/inglés británico) relief desgravación (feminine) (fiscal) tax base base (feminine) imponible or impositiva tax burden carga (feminine) tributaria or fiscal I get tax credits for my mortgage (American English/inglés norteamericano) me desgravan el interés sobre la hipoteca tax demand solicitud (feminine) de pago de impuestos tax form formulario (masculine) de declaración de renta tax incentive incentivo (masculine) fiscal tax law (act) ley (feminine) tributaria (discipline) derecho (masculine) tributario tax loophole laguna (feminine) fiscal for tax purposes a efectos fiscales or impositivos tax rebate o refund devolución (feminine) de impuestos tax revenue ingresos (masculine plural) tributarios or fiscales, recaudación (feminine) fiscal or tributaria the tax system el sistema or el régimen tributario or fiscal the tax year (in UK) el año or ejercicio fiscal
    Example sentences
    • It would have replaced the corporate income tax with a tax on the net return to capital for all businesses.
    • All local governments in Kenya have taxing authority, including the right to levy a tax on property.
    • Thus a tax on rent may represent a violation of justice while a tax on other incomes does not.
  • 2 (strain) (no plural/sin plural) carga (feminine) it was a tax on my resources me puso a prueba it proved too great a tax on his health su salud no lo resistió
    Example sentences
    • The only tax on the reader's mind is to remember as many facts as possible.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [company/goods/earnings] gravar we're being taxed too highly nos están cobrando demasiado en impuestos my income is taxed at source mis ingresos ya vienen con los impuestos descontados
  • 2 2.1 (strain) [resources/health/strength] poner* a prueba 2.2 (charge) [formal] to tax sb with sth acusar a algn de algo she became evasive when taxed with the matter contestó con evasivas cuando se le planteó directamente el asunto
  • 3 [Law/Derecho] [costs/bill] tasar

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