Definition of poll tax noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


poll tax

BrE BrE//ˈpəʊl tæks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊl tæks//
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a tax that must be paid at the same rate by every person or every adult in a particular area Culture The community charge, known informally as the 'poll tax' was a local tax introduced in Britain by the Conservative government in 1990 to replace the rates. It was very unpopular because poor people had to pay the same as rich people. There were serious protests, and many people refused to pay the tax. It was replaced in 1993 by the council tax. community charge
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