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Extortion vs. Tax

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Extortion

Extortion is the practice of obtaining benefit through coercion. In most jurisdictions it is likely to constitute a criminal offense; the bulk of this article deals with such cases.
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Tax

A tax is a compulsory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed on a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund government spending and various public expenditures. A failure to pay, along with evasion of or resistance to taxation, is punishable by law.
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Extortion

The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats
He used bribery and extortion to build himself a huge, art-stuffed mansion
Extortion rackets
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Tax

A compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits, or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions
A tax bill
Higher taxes will dampen consumer spending
A tax on fuel
Tax cuts
They will have to pay tax on interest earned by savings
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Extortion

Illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property, funds, or patronage.
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Tax

A strain or heavy demand
A heavy tax on the reader's attention
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Extortion

The act or an instance of extorting something, as by psychological pressure.
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Tax

Impose a tax on (someone or something)
The income will be taxed at the top rate
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Extortion

An excessive or exorbitant charge.
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Tax

Make heavy demands on (someone's powers or resources)
She knew that the ordeal to come must tax all her strength
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Extortion

The practice of extorting money or other property by the use of force or threats.
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Tax

Confront (someone) with a fault or wrongdoing
Why are you taxing me with these preposterous allegations?
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Extortion

The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.
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Tax

Examine and assess (the costs of a case)
An officer taxing a bill of costs
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Extortion

The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due.
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Tax

A contribution for the support of a government required of persons, groups, or businesses within the domain of that government.
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Extortion

That which is extorted or exacted by force.
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Tax

A fee or dues levied on the members of an organization to meet its expenses.
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Extortion

An exorbitant charge
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Tax

A burdensome or excessive demand; a strain.
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Extortion

Unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority);
The extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty
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Tax

To place a tax on (income, property, or goods).
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Extortion

The felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
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Tax

To exact a tax from
Taxed the people.
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Tax

(Law) To assess (court costs, for example).
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Tax

To make difficult or excessive demands upon
A boss who taxed everyone's patience.
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Tax

To accuse; confront
Taxed him with ingratitude.
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Tax

To hold accountable
The contractor was taxed with the mistake of the subcontractor.
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Tax

Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
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Tax

A burdensome demand.
A heavy tax on time or health
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Tax

A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
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Tax

(obsolete) charge; censure
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Tax

(transitive) To impose and collect a tax from (a person or company).
Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
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Tax

(transitive) To impose and collect a tax on (something).
Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
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Tax

(transitive) To make excessive demands on.
Do not tax my patience.
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Tax

(transitive) To accuse.
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Tax

(transitive) To examine accounts in order to allow or disallow items.
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Tax

A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.
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Tax

A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.
A farmer of taxes is, of all creditors, proverbially the most rapacious.
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Tax

A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
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Tax

Especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like.
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Tax

A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.
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Tax

A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses.
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Tax

Charge; censure.
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Tax

A lesson to be learned; a task.
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Tax

To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government.
We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride, and folly than we are taxed by government.
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Tax

To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
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Tax

To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; - often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride.
I tax you, you elements, with unkindness.
Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes.
Fear not now that men should tax thine honor.
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Tax

Charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
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Tax

Levy a tax on;
The State taxes alcohol heavily
Clothing is not taxed in our state
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Tax

Set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
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Tax

Use to the limit;
You are taxing my patience
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Tax

Make a charge against or accuse;
They taxed him failure to appear in court
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