Concept

List of taxes

Summary
This page, a companion page to tax, lists different taxes by economic design. For different taxes by country, see Tax rates around the world. Taxes generally fall into the following broad categories:
  • Income tax
  • Payroll tax
  • Property tax
  • Consumption tax
  • Tariff (taxes on international trade)
  • Capitation, a fixed tax charged per person
  • Fees and tolls
  • Effective taxes, government policies that are not explicitly taxes, but result in income to the government through losses to the public
Income tax Income tax
  • Capital gains tax is a tax on the sale of an investment, usually stocks, bonds, precious metals and property.
  • Corporate tax is levied on the earnings or profits of a corporation.
  • Dividend tax is a tax on dividends paid to shareholders of a company.
  • Excess profits tax is a tax on unusually high profits levied on a corporation. This was largely levied in the United States in times of war to prevent war profiteering, but has been proposed at other times.
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