sales tax
sales tax n: a tax levied on the sale of goods and services that is usu. calculated as a percentage of the purchase price and collected by the seller

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

sales tax
n.
A tax paid on purchased goods, usually a percentage of the cost of an item, collected by the seller on behalf of the government.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


sales tax
A state or local tax imposed on sales of retail products based on a percentage of the price.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


sales tax
A state or local-level tax on the retail sale of specified property or services. It is a percentage of the cost of such. Generally, the purchaser pays the tax but the seller collects it as an agent for the government. Various taxing jurisdictions allow exemptions for purchases of specified items, including certain foods, services, and manufacturing equipment. If the purchaser and seller are in different states, a use tax usually applies.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


sales tax
A state or local-level tax on the retail sale of specified property or services. It is a percentage of the cost of such. Generally, the purchaser pays the tax but the seller collects it as an agent for the government. Various taxing jurisdictions allow exemptions for purchases of specified items, including certain foods, services, and manufacturing equipment. If the purchaser and seller are in different states, a use tax usually applies.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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