direct tax

direct tax

A tax that is imposed on property, as distinguished from a tax on a right or privilege.

? A direct tax is presumed to be borne by the person upon whom it is assessed, and not ¡°passed on¡± to some other person. Ad valorem and property taxes are direct taxes. [Cases: Internal Revenue 3059¨C3064; Taxation 1. C.J.S. Internal Revenue ¡ì 4; Taxation ¡ì¡ì 1¨C3, 5¨C6.]


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