Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tax levied on net personal or business income.

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  • n. A tax levied on earned and unearned income, net of allowed deductions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a tax upon a person's incomes, emoluments, profits, etc., or upon the excess beyond a certain amount.

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  • n. a personal tax levied on annual income

Etymologies

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income + tax

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  • Soames used to worry greatly about the income tax, which crept inexorably upward through all six volumes of the Forsyte Saga. kind of like the price of a barrel of oil these days.

    Whips over to e*trade and moves entire portfolio into pork belly futures

    March 11, 2008

  • "...when he heard Stephen say '"O Spartan dog, More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea,"' he called down the table 'What was that, Doctor? Are you talking about the income tax?'"

    --O'Brian, The Truelove, 109

    March 11, 2008