franchise tax
franchise tax n: a business tax imposed upon various corporations granted a franchise

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

franchise tax
A state tax on corporations or businesses.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

franchise tax
USA
A tax that is generally imposed annually on corporations (and sometimes on other entities such as partnerships, S-corporations and LLCs) by their state of incorporation (or organization) typically for the privilege of incorporating (or being organized) in that state. The amount and calculation of the tax varies from state to state. Not all states have a franchise tax.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

franchise tax
n.
   a state tax on corporations or businesses.
   See also: corporation, tax

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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