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pink tax

The higher price often applied to products or services that are for or are marketed to women, especially when such products are similar or nearly identical to products or services for or marketed to men. The term refers to the fact that many such products are in fact pink. However, the term does not refer to an actual tax. A: "Why are my razors so much more expensive than my husband's?" B: "Because of the pink tax, that's why."
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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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tax with

Charge, accuse, as in He was taxed with betraying his fellows. [Mid-1600s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Politicians extort campaign funds from cowed industries that fear having their products taxed more or that want their product exempted from the VAT.
It would also preserve state sovereignty and funding resources, since every state would have the right to determine whether and at what rate transactions would be taxed. The method addresses fairness--remote sellers and Main Street businesses would be taxed equally.
That way the interest will be taxed at the child's rate if he or she cashes them in after age 14.
corporations will be taxed currently as if they received a dividend on earnings of foreign subsidiaries the president conclude have accumulated excess earnings.
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Instead, imports would not be taxed but exports would.
Thus, even for an under-14 child, the tax system encourages parents to transfer income-producing property, because the first $600 isn't taxed.
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In the example, the enterprise's deferred tax asset is $259, consisting of $200 in deductible temporary differences and a tax operating loss of $120 incurred in 19X2, which are taxed at 34%, and $150 in tax credit carryforwards.
Yet, without effective tax planning, income may easily be taxed two or more times as it is shifted among various entities within the organization.
After the JGTRRA, individuals' dividends are taxed at a 5% or 15% rate; thus, in many instances, it may be quite advantageous for disbursements to be nondeductible by the payer and received by a shareholder as a dividend.
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American goods that are sent overseas are taxed twice: once by the corporate income tax that is passed on to the price of goods and once by the destination country's tax.