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taxation noun

ADJ. excessive, heavy, high the heavy taxation on smokers and drinkers | low | direct, indirect | progressive, redistributive | company, corporate, general, local, personal changes in corporate taxation

QUANT. level, rate a promise to lower the overall level of taxation

VERB + TAXATION increase, put up, raise If the government raises direct taxation, it will lose votes. | cut, lower, reduce | avoid | be exempt from Any profits made are totally exempt from taxation.

TAXATION + NOUN policy, system | rate

PREP. after/before ~ The loss before taxation was $2.7 million. | from/out of ~ The hospital was funded from taxation. | through ~ the power to raise funds through taxation | ~ on increased taxation on oil companies

PHRASES the burden of taxation reducing the heavy burden of taxation on the wealthy | a form of taxation The poll tax was a very unpopular form of taxation. | for taxation purposes They were treated as a married couple for taxation purposes.