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direct tax

n.
A tax, such as an income or property tax, levied directly on the taxpayer.

direct tax

n
(Economics) a tax paid by the person or organization on which it is levied. Compare indirect tax
direct taxation n

direct′ tax′


n.
a tax, as an income or property tax, exacted directly from the persons who will bear the burden of it.
[1785–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.direct tax - a tax paid directly by the person or organization on whom it is levied
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
Translations
impôt direct

direct tax

nimposta diretta
References in classic literature ?
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
In so opulent a nation as that of Britain, where direct taxes from superior wealth must be much more tolerable, and, from the vigor of the government, much more practicable, than in America, far the greatest part of the national revenue is derived from taxes of the indirect kind, from imposts, and from excises.
You know, Monsieur Jehan, that our fief of Tirecbappe, putting the direct taxes and the rents of the nine and twenty houses in a block, yields only nine and thirty livres, eleven sous, six deniers, Parisian.
THE Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT) has ordered officers and staff of the Income Tax department to stop bunking office as it was causing inconvenience to taxpayers.
The collection of direct taxes in 1860-61 was Rupees 30 lakhs, when Income Tax was introduced in India in July, 1860.
Research from think-tank Migration Watch has compared direct taxes and National Insurance contributions paid by migrants with social benefits, such as tax credits and housing benefit, received.
They said the share of direct taxes in the revenue generation should be enhanced to give relief to the poor segment of the society.
A taxpayer should not be denied interest on refunds unless the delay is caused by the assessee's fault, says a recent directive from the Central Board of Direct Taxes.
in ratifying the 1787 Constitution, recommended the following: "That Congress do not lay direct taxes but when the moneys arising from the impost and excise are insufficient for the public exigencies, nor then until Congress shall have first made a requisition upon the States to assess, levy, and pay, their respective proportions of such requisition, agreeably to the census fixed in the said Constitution, in such way and manner as the legislatures of the States shall think best.
In total, direct taxes, including income tax and council tax, account for 12.
Government must increase its dependence on direct taxes and move away from indirect taxes because any further increase in indirect taxes would not only be inequitable but it may also have negative consequences for the overall economy, Yassar Sakhi stated this in a statement issued here on Saturday.