Definition of taxpayer in US English:

taxpayer

noun

  • A person who pays taxes.

    ‘the trial cost the taxpayer more than $7,000’
    • ‘At the very least, this flaw wastes huge sums of taxpayers ' money and police officers' time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The message exhorted is that we should spend a lot of taxpayers ' money on it despite a lack of evidence of benefit.’
    • ‘Instead, he wants to use taxpayers money to help the losers, and there will be many.’
    • ‘It is a pointless plan and a waste of the taxpayers ' money in a time of government cutbacks.’
    • ‘Who voted for these measures, for which the taxpayer has been forced to foot the bill?’
    • ‘All the remaining costs arising from sexual abuse cases will fall on the taxpayer.’
    • ‘Should this benefit be conferred on the few at the cost of the taxpayer at large?’
    • ‘This way you can save the charity tax, and higher rate taxpayers can even cut their own personal tax bills.’
    • ‘It is a sample taken from one state agency to remind taxpayers how their money is spent.’
    • ‘Is it ethical to waste the time of patients and staff and taxpayers ' money?’
    • ‘How do the citizens and taxpayers of Utah benefit from your proposed legislation?’
    • ‘That is why taxpayers ' money is not being spent on an eradication attempt at this time.’
    • ‘Since the ratepayer is also a taxpayer, much of that grant will have come out of his own income tax.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Traffic calming measures across the centre of Devizes, what a waste of taxpayers ' money!’
    • ‘Tax experts say this is one of the biggest money savers of which taxpayers are ignorant.’
    • ‘His spokesman added that the move would not cost taxpayers any extra money.’
    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

/ˈtaksˌpāər//ˈtæksˌpeɪər/