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taxman

plural taxmenPronunciation: /-men/
American English: /ˈtæksˌmæn/
British English: /ˈtaksman/

noun

  • [colloquial]the taxman
    Hacienda (feminine)
    el fisco
    la impositiva (Río de la Plata)
    Example sentences
    • But practitioners say the taxmen have failed to tell advisers of an amnesty-style deal of which Bank of Ireland customers can avail, and which is referred to in letters sent out by the bank.
    • The taxmen have been encouraged to vigorously collect all unpaid interest income with-holdings that banks have declined to surrender.
    • Then the taxmen will examine the business to see where the person's earnings are sourced and if they are declared for tax.
    Example sentences
    • False names and addresses were used to hide the real identity of the account holders, who tried to keep their accounts a secret from the taxman.
    • Some people continued to leave cash in offshore havens such as Luxembourg and Gibraltar to keep their affairs secret from the taxman.
    • Thanks to handouts from the taxman and my employer, each £1 that I pay into the Fool scheme turns into £2.30 on day one.
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