Synonyms of 'tax'
1 chargeDictionary, rate, dutya cut in tax on new cars
We can arrange this for a small charge.
specially reduced rates
Duty on imports would also be reduced.
Opponents of motorway tolls say they would force cars onto smaller roads.
an annual motorway levy on all drivers
America wants to eliminate tariffs on items such as electronics.
Smokers will be hit by increases in tax and excise.
inflated assessments of mortgaged property
the Poll Tax and other local government impositions
The early church prescribed a tithe for its members.
2 strainDictionary, demand, burdenless of a tax on her bodily resources
The prison service is already under considerable strain.
Her illness will be an impossible burden on him.
The pressures of modern life are great.
He heaved a sigh of relief. `That's a great weight off my mind.'
High blood pressure imposes an extra load on the heart.
This has been a big drain on resources.
1 chargeDictionary, impose a tax on, levy a tax onThe government taxes profits of corporations at a high rate.
Jesus charged his disciples to preach the gospel.
impose a tax on
levy a tax on
The film was rated excellent by 90 per cent of children.
She demanded an immediate apology.
What is the assessed value of the property?
He tried to extract further information from the witness.
He has exacted a high price for his co-operation.
2 strainDictionary, push, stretchOvercrowding has taxed the city's ability to deal with waste.
Resources will be further strained by new demands for housing.
I'm trying to move on and stretch myself with something different.
She really tried my patience.
He was testing me, to see how I would cope.
We decided not to burden him with the news.
My emotional turmoil has drained me.
The effort of speaking had exhausted him.
Malnutrition weakens the patient.
Her pregnancy wearied her to the point of exhaustion.
put pressure on
I was afraid the sickness had sapped my strength.
weigh heavily on
make heavy demands on
3 accuseDictionary, charge, blameWriters to the letters column taxed me with shallowness.
Her assistant was accused of theft and fraud by the police.
They have all the evidence required to charge him.
They blamed the army for most of the atrocities.
an opposition move to impeach the President
He claimed that the drugs had been planted to incriminate him.
He was arraigned for criminally abetting a traitor.
lay at your door
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes – letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy]The Chancellor of the Exchequer is a man whose duties make him more or less of a taxing machine. He is entrusted with a certain amount of misery which it is his duty to distribute as fairly as he can – speech]To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men – On American Taxation]If you tax too high, the revenue will yield nothingOnly the little people pay taxesDeath and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them – Gone with the Wind]Read my lips: no new taxes – speech during election campaign - later, he raised taxes]Taxation without representation is tyranny
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Thesaurus for tax from the Collins English Thesaurus
Tax is an amount of money that you have to pay to the government so that it can pay for public services.