proportional tax

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n proportional tax any tax in which the rate is constant as the amount subject to taxation increases
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Usage

In literature:

The plan was to divide up the land into equal squares, and to levy taxes in proportion to the fertility of each.
"The Civilization Of China" by Herbert A. Giles
Local taxation, annexed to the general tax, is found to be reformed, lightened, and duly proportioned.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
There are no taxes imposed upon the lands, but all the men of the country are subject to a poll-tax in proportion to their substance.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
The taxes for paying each proportion shall be levied by the several States.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Should a great corporation pay taxes in proportion to its wealth, and in places where the wealth is protected by the law?
"Woman in Modern Society" by Earl Barnes
Let taxes be always proportional.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
The single tax would not fall on all land, but only on valuable land, and on that in proportion to its value.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
All pay taxes, in proportion to the value of their property, to the municipal and general government.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
There was a difficulty how to proportion this tax.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
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In news:

Proportion of Louisiana residents who don't pay income tax ranks near the top.
Walker County and its four municipalities are officially entering into arbitration proceedings to decide the delegated proportions of the $54 million revenue stream from the one-cent local option sales tax (LOST) over the next 10 years.
"Taxes should be proportioned to what may be annually spared by the individual.".
But one thing all parties seem to agree on is that the proportion of people not paying federal income taxes has grown larger in recent years.
Princeton Borough and Township pay the lowest overall tax rates, as a proportion of market value, of any of Mercer County's thirteen municipalities.
I'm a big believer in the Laffer Curve, which is the common-sense proposition that changes in tax rates don't automatically mean proportional changes in tax revenue.
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In science:

And any man who was robbed by the river of a part of his land would come to Sesostris and declare what had befallen him; then the king would send men to look into it and measure the space by which the land was diminished, so that thereafter it should pay in proportion to the tax originally imposed.
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