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Definition of

capital tax


tax on firm's capital a tax levied on the capital owned by a company, rather than on its spending.

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Definitions of ’capital tax’ and meaning of ’capital tax’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’capital tax’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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