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

  • adj. Subject to taxation: taxable income.
  • n. One that is subject to taxation: taxables such as cigarettes and liquor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. subject to taxation.
  • n. Something on which tax must be paid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being taxed; liable by law to the assessment of taxes.
  • adj. That may be legally charged by a court against the plaintiff of defendant in a suit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Subject or liable to taxation.
  • Allowable according to law, as certain costs or disbursements of an action in court.
  • n. A person or thing subject to taxation; especially, a person subject to a poll-tax.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of goods or funds) subject to taxation


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  • The report claims that legalizing marijuana would save the state $1 billion on law enforcement, generate an estimated $350 million in taxable revenue and make marijuana a $14 billion industry, nearly twice the size of California's dairy industry, the state's next biggest agriculture industry.

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  • However, Mr. Wyden's idea to renew Build America Bonds with what are known as taxable tax credits appears to reflect the general direction of federal policymakers.

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  • A dollar put into a 401K, for a taxpayer at the top bracket, will have to eventually, somehow, someway, generate $2.86 in taxable income to be a breakeven proposition for the Treasury (BTW, this is in Present Values, if you look into the future the taxable income generated would have to be much more to also account for the time value of money).

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