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Direct tax   /dərˈɛkt tæks/   Listen
Direct tax

A tax paid directly by the person or organization on whom it is levied.

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"Direct tax" Quotes from Famous Books

... composed almost entirely of rich men. The liberal party demanded an extension of the suffrage, to which he gracefully yielded; and the number of electors was raised to one hundred and eighty thousand, but extended only to those who paid a direct tax of two hundred francs. A bill was also passed in the Chamber of Deputies abolishing hereditary peerage, though opposed by Guizot, Thiers, and Berryer. Of course the opposition in the upper house was great, ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX • John Lord

... other direct tax shall be paid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein ...
— The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus • American Anti-Slavery Society

... me to be evident that protection, without any change in its nature and effects, might have taken the form of a direct tax, raised by the State, and distributed as ...
— Sophisms of the Protectionists • Frederic Bastiat

... direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before ...
— Key-Notes of American Liberty • Various

... Period tenure continued to be of the Crown, land being unallodial, and mostly held in clans or families, and not entailed, the conditions of tenure being payment of an annual tax, a fee for alienation, and money compensation for personal services to the Government, generally incorporated into the direct tax as scutage. Slavery, unknown in the earliest times, existed as a recognized institution during the whole of ...
— Myths and Legends of China • E. T. C. Werner

Words linked to "Direct tax" :   tax, taxation, revenue enhancement

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