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