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sin tax

A tax on items considered harmful and non-essential, such as cigarettes and alcohol. Primarily heard in US. I hope you're prepared to pay a sin tax on those cigarettes.
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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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Characterized by excessive spending and government expansion funded by excessive taxation. Used before a noun. The average working class citizen is sick of the tax-and-spend policies of this administration. The candidate is running her campaign as an attack against a tax-and-spend government that she claims is suffocating the country.

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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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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6 percent on all of their income except capital gains, which are taxed at a maximum of 28 percent.
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State Tax Comm'n, (12) this Court struck down a New York transfer tax that more heavily taxed stock transfers occurring outside the state.
While this is consistent with European methods, it differs dramatically from the way transactions are currently taxed.
Robert Byrd and White House Chief of Staff Thomas McLarty, a former natural-gas executive), oil would be taxed at 60 cents per million BTUs, while coal, gas, nuclear, and hydroelectric power would be taxed at 26 cents per million BTUs.
A single sales factor apportionment for corporations taxed under Article 9-A (general business corporations) is being phased in; the sales factor weighting will be 60% for 2006, 80% for 2007 and 100% for tax years beginning after 2007.
For example, as emphasized at the workshop on March 18, unrealized profits or phantom accrual income should not be taxed.
MERRILL: Should the tax system be border-adjustable, meaning that imports would be taxed and exports would be exempt?
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Invoices without tax or invoices determined to be taxed incorrectly will then be processed through the use tax accrual procedure.
Previously, when an FIE provided installation, assembly and supervision services in China as part of the sale of goods, the services were taxed under the then-applicable consolidated industrial and commercial tax, which typically ran much lower than the VAT.
The question is whether the captive is to be taxed as an insurance company, although not regulated as such in that state, or as an out-of-state corporation.