Define: Wealth Tax

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Definition: Wealth Tax

Quick Summary of Wealth Tax

A wealth tax is a levy on the total value of personal assets, including bank deposits, real estate, assets in insurance and pension plans, ownership of unincorporated businesses, financial securities, and personal trusts.

What is the dictionary definition of Wealth Tax?

Dictionary Definition

Wealth Tax is a tax used in a number of European countries, excluding the UK, that consists of an annual levy on assets.

In practice, the implementation of a wealth tax necessitates clear identification as to the assets to be charged alongside an unassailable valuation as to the aforementioned assets.


Examples of Wealth Tax in a sentence

In the previous year, Macron had significantly slashed the country’s wealth tax and established a new flat tax on capital gains, thus earning him the moniker pr√©sident des riches.
After winning the jackpot on the national lottery, Paul had no problem getting used to his luxurious new lifestyle – however he found it particularly difficult to adjust to the wealth tax that came with it.
Some members of the American upper class believe that a wealth tax is unconstitutional and unfair; paramount almost to theft.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Wealth Tax are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 6th July, 2019