Tax

A tax form
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Tax is money that people have to pay to the government.

The government uses the money it gets from taxes to pay for things. For example, taxes are used to pay for people who work for the government, such as the military and police, provide services such as education and health care, and to maintain or build things like roads, bridges and sewers.

Types of taxes

There are many different kinds of taxes.

  • Taxes that are based on how much money a company earns are called corporate taxes
  • Taxes that are based on how much money a person earns are called income taxes.
  • Taxes that are based on how much a person buys are called sales taxes.
  • Taxes that are based on how much a person owns are called a property taxes. Things like houses have a property tax on them.
  • Taxes that are paid when official document are approved are called stamp duties (because in the past the document would have a stamp put on it). Changing who owns a house will often need a document approving.
  • Taxes that are paid when somebody dies are called inheritance or estate taxes.

Taxes are also usually split into 3 groups

  • Flat taxes: Everybody pays the same percentage. Russia has a flat income tax and everybody in Russia has to pay 13% of the income.
  • Progressive taxes: The more money a person makes, the higher percentage of their income they have to pay. Most countries have progressive income taxes.
  • Regressive taxes: The less money a person makes, the higher percentage of their income they have to pay. Sales taxes are usually called regressive as poor people spend a higher percentage of their money, than rich people.
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Belasting
Alemannisch: Steuer
አማርኛ: ግብር
العربية: ضريبة
aragonés: Impuesto
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܡܕܐܬܐ
অসমীয়া: কৰ
asturianu: Impuestu
azərbaycanca: Vergi
বাংলা: কর
Bân-lâm-gú: Cho͘-sòe
башҡортса: Һалым
беларуская: Падатак
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Падатак
български: Данък
bosanski: Porez
brezhoneg: Tell
буряад: Татабари
català: Impost
čeština: Daň
chiShona: Mutero
Cymraeg: Treth
dansk: Skat
Deutsch: Steuer
eesti: Maksud
Ελληνικά: Φορολογία
English: Tax
español: Impuesto
Esperanto: Imposto
euskara: Zerga
فارسی: مالیات
Fiji Hindi: Tax
français: Impôt
galego: Imposto
한국어: 조세
հայերեն: Հարկ
हिन्दी: कर
hrvatski: Porez
Ido: Imposto
Ilokano: Buis
Bahasa Indonesia: Pajak
interlingua: Taxa
Ирон: Налог
íslenska: Skattur
italiano: Imposta
עברית: מס
ಕನ್ನಡ: ತೆರಿಗೆ
къарачай-малкъар: Налог
ქართული: გადასახადი
қазақша: Салық
Kiswahili: Kodi (ushuru)
Kreyòl ayisyen: Enpo
Кыргызча: Салык
ລາວ: ພາສີ
لۊری شومالی: مالیات
Latina: Tributum
latviešu: Nodoklis
Lëtzebuergesch: Steier
lietuvių: Mokestis
magyar: Adó
македонски: Данок
Malagasy: Hetra
മലയാളം: നികുതി
मराठी: कर
مصرى: ضريبه
Bahasa Melayu: Cukai
монгол: Татвар
नेपाली: कर
नेपाल भाषा: कर
日本語: 租税
norsk: Skatt
norsk nynorsk: Skatt
occitan: Impòst
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Soliq
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਕਰ
پنجابی: ٹیکس
پښتو: ورکړېنه
Patois: Tax
Piemontèis: Taja
polski: Podatek
português: Imposto
română: Impozit
Runa Simi: Impuwistu
русиньскый: Дань
русский: Налог
саха тыла: Түһээн
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱠᱷᱟᱡᱽᱱᱟ
Scots: Tax
shqip: Tatimi
සිංහල: බදු
slovenčina: Daň
slovenščina: Davek
Soomaaliga: Canshuurta
српски / srpski: Порез
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Porez
Basa Sunda: Pajeg
suomi: Vero
svenska: Skatt
Tagalog: Buwis
தமிழ்: வரி
татарча/tatarça: Салым
ไทย: ภาษี
тоҷикӣ: Андоз
Türkçe: Vergi
українська: Податок
اردو: مالیات
Tiếng Việt: Thuế
Winaray: Buhís
吴语:
ייִדיש: שטייער
粵語:
žemaitėška: Muokesnis
中文: