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sin tax

A tax on physically harmful, non-essential items, such as cigarettes and alcohol. Primarily heard in US. I hope you're prepared to pay a sin tax on those cigarettes.
See also: sin, tax

tax someone or something with something

to burden or tire someone or something with something. Please don't tax me with any more requests for my immediate attention. You are continuing to tax this committee with your constant complaints.
See also: tax


spending freely and taxing heavily. (Referring to a legislative body that repeatedly passes expensive new laws and keeps raising taxes to pay for the cost. Fixed order.) I hope that people do not elect another tax-and-spend Congress this time. The only thing worse than a tax-and-spend legislature is one that spends and runs up a worsening deficit.

tax with

Charge, accuse, as in He was taxed with betraying his fellows. [Mid-1600s]
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Of course, the company, in preparing for its audit, will need to document its deferred tax computation for various taxing jurisdictions - how it arrived at its determination of the marginal tax rate, for example, and the necessity for and the amount of any valuation allowance.
Instead of taxing work, why not use taxes to promote more of it?
Alexander Hamilton rejected taxing "the articles of our own growth and manufacture" as they are "more prejudicial" to the economy than consumption taxes.
Many states are adding to their list of taxable services or, in some cases, simply moving toward taxing all services.
The rules that allow a transaction to be tax free in the eyes of the IRS are not necessarily the same in the eyes of the various state and local taxing authorities for sales and use tax," notes Wlodychak.
During the past three decades, this Court has invoked the Commerce Clause to invalidate a number of state taxing schemes that unreasonably burdened interstate commerce by discriminating against out-of-state taxpayers.
Vertex's TaxGIS feature also allows transactions to be quickly matched with taxing jurisdictions on country, state, county, and district levels.
The Texas court focused on whether the tax was fairly apportioned; it analyzed whether the state was taxing only its fair portion of an interstate transaction.
Fundamentally, TEI does not agree that a presumption that tax positions will be detected and examined should give rise to a correlative presumption, under all circumstances, that the taxing authority will assert a sustainable, contrary position and, as a result, that no benefit should be provided for the tax position unless the enterprise satisfies a "probable" level of confidence.
Taxing BTUs rather than, say, gasoline is an attempt to treat all energy sources equally.
Boston Stock Exchange has since provided the lens for reviewing the constitutionality of state taxing schemes.
Nexus: For a state to have taxing authority over a captive, the latter must have sufficient nexus with the state such that taxation does not violate the U.
But more importantly, this is the only system that enables the taxing and tracking of vehicles as well as equipment or other leased or rented items.
More recently, many state and local taxing authorities have cited declining sales tax receipts as a factor in their budget crises, identifying Interact sales as the main culprit.
Taxing Investments: On the Right Track, But at a Snail's Pace, C.