tax (one) with (something)

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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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And the grinding obsession with that abstraction called "the deficit" would continue to make it impossible to reconnect taxes with the benefits and security people expect from government.
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Starting in 1995, the Act also provides an exception from FICA, taxes with regard to cash wages paid for domestic service in a private home of the employer performed in any year by an individual under age 18 during any portion of such year (provided the service is not the employee's principal occupation).
Gibbons and ranking Republican Bill Archer advocate replacing corporate and personal income taxes with a 25 percent value-added tax, structured not to shift the tax burden but to reduce the costs of collection and compliance.
Purchaser shall be entitled to all refunds of Taxes with respect to the periods described in clauses (i) and (ii) above.