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

  • n. One that pays taxes or is subject to taxation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a person who is subject to, liable for, or pays tax as opposed to a nontaxpayer who is neither the subject nor the object of revenue laws (Economy Heating vs. United States, 470F2nd,585(1972)).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is assessed and pays a tax.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is assessed and pays a tax or taxes.

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

  • n. someone who pays taxes


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  • But while Article 201 and the corresponding SPC Interpretation only uses the term "taxpayer," Article 211 of the Criminal Law clarifies liability when the taxpayer is a corporation or business unit: "Units committing offenses under Articles 201, 203, 204, 207, 208, and 209 of this section shall be punished with fines, with personnel directly in charge and other directly responsible personnel being punished according to these articles, respectively."

    Elizabeth Lynch: Ai Weiwei: Artist, Dissident and ... Tax Evader?

  • Everybody pays tax and the frequency of the use of the term taxpayer is further proof (if it was needed) that most people in the media and positions of power think of Ireland as an economy first and a society later.

  • Because, in addition to books, film, media, digital downloads, internet access, etc, that he can access for free, the taxpayer is also paying the salaries of well-educated and experienced staff.

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  • For any Government Department to propose that legislators pass legislation with no indication of the cost to the taxpayer is a neglect of government's duty to promote fiscal responsibility and accountability.

    The Irish Language- is there a Conservative & Unionist Policy?

  • Since student loan subsidies really only subsidize the interest the cost to the taxpayer is a lot less than the cost of college (or secondary education) itself.

    Education Loans, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Liberals believe that the taxpayer is an endless resource for the non-working, and for those who goofed off in school and started multiple families with no ability to support any of them.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Results of VC Reader Poll

  • If a taxpayer is assessed with an understatement by the IRS, the post-amnesty penalty does not attach unless the taxpayer has been assessed penalties by the IRS under sections 6662, 6662A, 6663 or 7201 of the [federal] Internal Revenue Code.

    Amnesty, but a real wallop if you don't come clean (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Knowing what I know as a taxpayer, the fun and excitement that came to my son's eyes -- and thinking of all the other young people who might've been watching and expressing the same joy -- was worth whatever time and effort it cost both the Canadian Forces and Captain Morgan.

    Buzz Guelph anytime

  • Other taxpayers don't have a vote, either because they're not U.S. citizens or because they own property in the town but can't vote - for instance because they don't live here or because the taxpayer is a corporation.

    Living in Dryden: April 2004 Archives

  • Americans for Truth, an Illinois-based advocacy group for heterosexual marriage, is hailing the new Republican majority control in the House as a huge victory that it hopes will put the brakes on further progress toward what it calls taxpayer-funded homosexuality.'' Top Stories


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