Definition of taxation in English:

taxation

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The levying of tax.

    ‘the progressive nature of taxation’
    [as modifier] ‘a taxation system’
    • ‘Recent changes to taxation laws in Portugal have also increased interest in the region.’
    • ‘The taxation system that is now in place in this country is terribly complex.’
    • ‘Many smokers would support action by the government to deal with the regressive nature of tobacco taxation.’
    • ‘It is hard not to conclude that our entire system of taxation is in danger of breaking down.’
    • ‘Further measures are likely to follow, particularly in the area of corporate and capital taxation.’
    • ‘Tax experts have been quick to point out the legitimacy of the Irish taxation system.’
    • ‘At present, we pay for roads indirectly through fuel and vehicle duties and council and national taxation.’
    • ‘I personally believe that the correct way to help families is through the taxation system.’
    • ‘He has repeatedly said he wants to see a switch from indirect taxation to taxation on income.’
    • ‘But that would still involve taxation to channel these revenues into public spending.’
    • ‘Income tax rate will not be increased and the progressive taxation system will be preserved.’
    • ‘The paradigm of direct taxation is income tax, the paradigm of indirect taxation is a tax on sales.’
    • ‘Because it has a small and wealthy population it needs to raise less revenue from taxation than other states.’
    • ‘As offensive as I find this system, it is not the basis for taxation in the United States today.’
    • ‘We could not deliver ourselves from the corrupt and oppressive system of taxation.’
    • ‘They have added more taxes and more concessions, so that the taxation system is now a labyrinth.’
    • ‘He said the vast bulk of claims against accountants were not for audit work but for taxation work.’
    • ‘A favourable system of taxation has led to the Bahamas becoming an important financial centre.’
    • ‘Liberal Democrats want a fair system of local taxation related to ability to pay.’
    • ‘In effect, while not a tax, zakaah seems to be a more equitable form of levy than taxation on income.’
    1. 1.1Money paid as tax.
      ‘direct taxation was low’
      ‘it should be financed out of taxation’
      • ‘Low taxation creates a virtuous circle, leading to more money and employment for all.’
      • ‘The problem arises when health spending is directed through the state, or is funded by taxation.’
      • ‘The Government didn't want to reduce taxation as that would cut into the money it had to spend.’
      • ‘These assets were paid for by our forefathers through money raised through local taxation.’
      • ‘The intention is to force up unemployment, drive down wages and reduce taxation.’
      • ‘The association's policy is that the NHS should continue to be funded from central taxation.’
      • ‘Tax is an interesting one, as the criticism is raised that high taxation reduces the incentive to make money.’
      • ‘He acknowledges that Sinn Féin is not trying to present itself as a party of low taxation.’
      • ‘Those involved in Lets and time banks argue that no taxation should be due on the services traded.’
      • ‘Tax on capital gains provides an incentive to place capital in the member country with the lowest level of taxation.’
      • ‘They are, or at least were, the party of small government, low taxation and the national interest.’
      • ‘The difference between the flows of taxation and expenditure is the fiscal surplus or deficit.’
      • ‘It's vital we reform local democracy so people regard local taxation as money well spent.’
      • ‘This is best achieved by unashamedly making the Tories a party of low taxation.’
      • ‘Thanks to low taxation, alcohol in Japan is comparatively cheap and is consumed with vigour.’
      • ‘At other times the carnivores move things in the direction of lower taxation.’
      • ‘The government can say taxation is at an all-time low but that is only true of direct taxation.’
      • ‘Increasing taxation is the only way to pay for services like public hospitals.’
      • ‘He claimed finance purely from taxation would be unable to fund the investment needed over the next few years.’
      • ‘The wars of the period necessitated the heaviest direct taxation since the 1650s.’

Origin

Middle English (in the sense ‘the assessment of a penalty or damages’; compare with tax): via Old French from Latin taxatio(n-), from taxare to censure, charge.

Pronunciation:

taxation

/takˈseɪʃ(ə)n/