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aftertax of profit, remaining after tax has been paid.
agistment a land tax assessed for cattle pasturing.
assessable liable to be assessed or taxed; as, assessable property.
avoision a portmanteau coinage to denote blurring between tax avoidance and tax evasion.
betaxed burdened with taxes.
cadaster an official statement of the quantity and value of real estate for the purpose of apportioning the taxes payable on such property.
cadastre an official statement of the quantity and value of real estate for the purpose of apportioning the taxes payable on such property.
cakeage a charge levied in a restaurant for serving cake (such as a birthday cake) brought in from outside the premises.
capitation a uniform tax assessed by the head; a fee extracted from each student.
capitative relating to capitation.
carnet (Fr.) a customs or other permit; a book of coupons.
carucage a feudal tax levied on each carucate of land, i.e. as much land as may be tilled in a year and a day by one plough.
cess (Obs.) a tax, a local rate; (verb) to impose a tax.
chout (Hindi) in India, an assessment equal to a fourth part of the revenue, extracted by the Mahrattas as blackmail.
consulage (Hist.) a duty or tax paid by merchants for the protection of their commerce by means of a consul in a foreign place.
corkage the charge made by innkeepers for drawing the cork and taking care of bottles of wine bought elsewhere by a guest.
cranage the use of a crane to hoist goods; the dues paid for this.
danegeld a tax imposed in the 10th century to buy off the Danes or to defend the country against them.
danegelt a tax imposed in the 10th century to buy off the Danes or to defend the country against them.
decenary a tithing.
decennary a tithing.
derate to relieve from paying rates.
dockage a charge for the use of a dock.
dutiable subject to the payment of a duty; as dutiable goods.
duty a moral or legal obligation.
escuage the tax on a knight's fee.
excisable liable or subject to excise; as, tobacco in an excisable commodity.
expressage the charge for carrying a parcel by express.
ferriage the price or fare to be paid for passage at a ferry.
forestage a duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters.
fumage a hearth-tax.
gabelle (Fr.) a salt tax.
gabelled subject to gabelle, a tax on salt.
grainage duties on grain.
groundage a charge on a ship in port.
headage a subsidy payable to farmers, based on the number of animals kept.
hidage a tax formerly paid to the kings of England for every hide of land.
husbandage the commission or compensation allowed to a ship's husband.
impost a tax, esp on imports; (verb) to determine customs duties.
kane (Gaelic) a tenanted farm rent paid in kind.
knaveship a small due, in meal, established by usage, which is paid to the under miller.
ladler one who ladles; (hist.) a collector of ladle dues.
lastage a duty formerly paid for the right of carrying goods, etc..
levy a tax; an amount collected; (verb) to impose or collect eg taxes by legal authority.
lighterage a fee for carrying cargo by lighter.
likin (Chinese) a former Chinese transit duty.
metage the official weighing of goods; a charge for such weighing.
mouter (Scots) a miller's fee for grinding corn; (verb) to take mouter for.
mouterer (Scots) a person who pays or receives mouter, a miller's fee for grinding corn.
mulct to take money from, by taxation or by trickery.
multure a miller's fee for grinding corn; (verb) to take multure for.
multurer a person who pays or receives multure, a miller's fee for grinding corn.
murage (Hist.) a rate levied for the upkeep of a city's walls.
nontariff not involving a tariff.
nontax a tax of little consequence.
nontaxable not taxable.
octroi (Fr.) a duty levied on certain goods entering a town, esp in some European countries.
overtax to tax too heavily.
overtaxation excessive taxation.
pavage a charge for paving streets.
pierage a fee paid for the use of a pier.
pontage a toll paid on bridges; a tax for repairing bridges.
postpaid with the postage already paid.
posttax after tax.
poundage a charge for keeping stray cattle.
pretax before the deduction of tax.
prisage an ancient duty levied on imported wine until 1809.
pulture (Hist.) a foresters' claim of subsistence within the bounds of a forest.
puture (Hist.) a foresters' claim of subsistence within the bounds of a forest.
quayage dues levied on goods landed or shipped at a quay, or on ships using a quay.
quitrent a small nominal rent paid to commute feudal service.
ratal an amount on which rates are assessed.
retax to tax again.
scalage a percentage deducted to compensate for shrinkage.
scatt (Hist.) a tribute, a tax, esp in Orkney and Shetland.
scavage a toll formerly levied in boroughs on goods offered for sale by outsiders; (verb) to scavenge.
scot (Hist.) money assessed or paid.
scrappage allowance for scrap.
scutage (Hist.) the tax on a knight's fee.
seigniorage a government revenue from the manufacture of coins calculated as the difference between the monetary and the bullion value of the silver contained in silver coins.
seignorage a government revenue from the manufacture of coins calculated as the difference between the monetary and the bullion value of the silver contained in silver coins.
sess a tax, a local rate for the maintenance of soldiers; (verb) to assess (how much tax is owed).
skat (Hist.) a tribute, a tax, esp in Orkney and Shetland.
stent (Scots) assessment, valuation; tax; (verb) to stint.
stentmaster one who determines the amount of tax to be paid.
streetage a toll for street facilities.
supertax an additional tax.
surtax an additional tax; (verb) to tax additionally, charge surtax.
taille (Hist.) a tax levied by a French king or overlord on his subjects, or on lands held from or under him.
tallage a tax levied by the Norman and Angevin kings on their demesne lands and towns, or by a feudal lord on his tenants; (verb) to levy tallage.
talliate to lay a tallage upon.
tankage storing in tanks; a charge for this.
tare the weight of a vessel, wrapping or container, which subtracted from the gross weight gives the net weight; an allowance made for this; (verb) to ascertain and allow for the tare of.
tariff a list or set of customs duties; (verb) to tax imported or exported goods.
tariffless without a tariff.
tax a contribution levied towards a country's revenue; (verb) to impose a tax on.
taxability the state of being taxable.
taxable capable of being taxed (noun) a taxable item
taxableness the state of being taxable.
taxably (Adv.) TAXABLE, capable of being taxed.
taxation the process of taxing.
taxational relating to taxation.
taxative relating to taxation.
taxer one who imposes taxes.
taxingly (Adv.) TAXING, demanding.
taxless free from taxation.
taxman one who administers taxes.
taxor one who imposes taxes.
taxpaid with tax already paid.
taxpayer one that pays taxes.
taxpaying the paying of taxes.
taxwise pertaining to taxes.
teind (Scots) a tithe; (verb) to assess or take a tithe on.
thirlage (Scots) a form of servitude by which the grain produced on certain lands had to be ground (or at least paid for) at a certain mill.
tithable subject to the payment of tithes; as, tithable lands.
tollable subject to the payment of toll; as, tollable goods.
tollage payment of toll; also, the amount or quantity paid as toll.
tollgate a gate for the collection of tolls; (verb) to block a business deal pending the payment of a bribe.
tollhouse a house occupied by a receiver of tolls.
towage an act of towing; a fee for towing.
transire (Lat.) a ship's customs warrant for clearing goods.
truckage carriage by truck.
tunnage a tax of so much a tun on imported wines.
undertax to tax too low.
unfeed not retained by a fee, unpaid.
unlevied not levied.
untax to relieve of a tax.
untaxable not taxable.
vatable liable to VAT (value added tax).
vatman an employee of the Customs and Excise Board responsible for collecting VAT.
wadset (Scots) a kind of pledge or mortgage; (verb) to pawn or mortgage.
wadsett (Scots) a kind of pledge or mortgage; (verb) to pawn or mortgage.
wadsetter (Scots) one who holds by a wadset.
wardcorn (Hist.) the payment of corn in place of military service.
waterage a fee payed for travelling on water.
weighage a fee paid for weighing goods.
wharfage the fee or duty paid for the privilege of using a wharf for loading or unloading goods.
yardage the use of a yard, or the charge made for such.
zabeta (Arabic) a stated tariff.
zakat (Persian) in Islam, a tax payable on certain types of property.