Definition of taxpayer in English:

taxpayer

noun

  • A person who pays taxes.

    ‘a basic rate taxpayer’
    ‘a waste of taxpayers' money’
    ‘the trial cost the taxpayer more than £7,000’
    • ‘The message exhorted is that we should spend a lot of taxpayers ' money on it despite a lack of evidence of benefit.’
    • ‘Traffic calming measures across the centre of Devizes, what a waste of taxpayers ' money!’
    • ‘We do not believe that the taxpayer should bear the cost of benefits accruing to a few in society.’
    • ‘Were it not for taxes, the taxpayer would have spent his money on his own consumption.’
    • ‘Tax experts say this is one of the biggest money savers of which taxpayers are ignorant.’
    • ‘It is a pointless plan and a waste of the taxpayers ' money in a time of government cutbacks.’
    • ‘At the very least, this flaw wastes huge sums of taxpayers ' money and police officers' time.’
    • ‘Is it ethical to waste the time of patients and staff and taxpayers ' money?’
    • ‘All the remaining costs arising from sexual abuse cases will fall on the taxpayer.’
    • ‘This way you can save the charity tax, and higher rate taxpayers can even cut their own personal tax bills.’
    • ‘His spokesman added that the move would not cost taxpayers any extra money.’
    • ‘Since the ratepayer is also a taxpayer, much of that grant will have come out of his own income tax.’
    • ‘Instead, he wants to use taxpayers money to help the losers, and there will be many.’
    • ‘If you're a higher-rate taxpayer, you get income tax relief on your dividends too.’
    • ‘A special dividend would have meant higher rate taxpayers would have had to pay additional tax.’
    • ‘It is a sample taken from one state agency to remind taxpayers how their money is spent.’
    • ‘How do the citizens and taxpayers of Utah benefit from your proposed legislation?’
    • ‘Who voted for these measures, for which the taxpayer has been forced to foot the bill?’
    • ‘That is why taxpayers ' money is not being spent on an eradication attempt at this time.’
    • ‘Should this benefit be conferred on the few at the cost of the taxpayer at large?’
    people, citizens, subjects, general public, electors, electorate, voters, taxpayers, ratepayers, residents, inhabitants, citizenry, population, populace, community, society, country, nation, world
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Pronunciation

taxpayer

/ˈtakspeɪə/