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tax (one) with (something)

1. To hold one responsible or accountable for something. Often used in passive constructions. As a customer support representative, just be aware that customers are going to tax you with any and all issues they have with the service. I'm used to being taxed with the mistakes of my subordinates.
2. To accuse one of something; to lay blame on one for something. Often used in passive constructions. Police taxed him with aggravated assault and public endangerment. He was taxed with deceiving his clients in order to charge them for things they hadn't asked for.
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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.
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tax with

Charge, accuse, as in He was taxed with betraying his fellows. [Mid-1600s]
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The following letter was sent to the Ministers of Finance of the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan - all of which have chosen not to harmonize their respective provincial sales tax with the federal Goods and Services Tax - urging them to continue their dialogue with the federal government with the long-term objective of establishing a single national sales tax.
As the premier organization of corporate tax professionals in North America, Tax Executives Institute (TEI) welcomes this announcement as a first step in achieving a unified federal and multi-stage provincial sales tax - that is, a single national consumption tax with an identical base, a single rate, and a unified administration.
But, to take what is presumably an extreme case, if the United States adopted a consumption tax with no border adjustment, goods leaving the United States would be encumbered by a, say, 20-percent tax and would enter our European trading partners only to face an additional 20- to 25-percent VAT.
Most commentators conclude that replacement of the current hybrid income tax with a consumed income tax would simplify the law.
In operation, however, the rules have frequently, and presumably inadvertently, led to the imposition of the tax with respect to severance payments to low-to-middle-income employees; this has occurred notwithstanding the rollover provisions for retiring allowances ($40,000 limit).
Arlen Specter has proposed a similar flat tax with a 20% rate, but he allows a deduction for home mortgage interest and charitable contributions.) Generous personal exemptions would be provided: $12,350 for a single person, $24,700 for a married couple filing jointly, and $5,000 for each dependent.