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Ad valorem tax

Definition of the noun ad valorem tax

What does ad valorem tax mean as a name of something?


  1. a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of ad valorem tax: value-added tax / VAT
    • more generic terms: excise / excise tax = a tax that is measured by the amount of business done

Alternative definition of the noun ad valorem tax


  1. A tax that is assessed as a proportion of the value of the property being taxed.


Ad valorem tax: An ad valorem tax is a tax based on the value of real estate or personal property. It is typically imposed at the time of a transaction, as in the case of a sales tax or value-added tax. However, an ad valorem tax may also be imposed on an annual basis, as in the case of a real or personal property tax, or in connection with another significant event. In some countries a stamp duty is imposed as an ad valorem tax.

  • also known as 從價稅

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Google previewMaths for Economics (2011)

by Geoff Renshaw

An ad valorem tax is a tax in which the tax bill per kilo of apples sold is calculated as a proportion or percentage of the price received by the seller. It is also sometimes known as a proportionate tax. Value added tax (VAT) is an example of an ...

Google previewOil Economics and Policy (2000)

by Alberto Clo

An ad valorem tax is a tax not paid in a fixed amount per physical unit, but in a fixed percentage of the relative price. The higher the price, the greater the monetary amount paid. The depletion allowance, on the other hand, is the exact opposite: ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Economics by Example by David A Anderson, ISBN 9780716769347 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

An ad valorem tax is a tax based on the value of real estate or personal property. It is more common than a specific tax, ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

The term ad valorem tax is as well defined and fixed as any other used in political economy or legislation, and Simply means a tax or duty upon the value of the article or thing subject to taxation. Bailey v. Fuqua, 24 Miss. 501; Pingree v. Auditor ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (1988)

by Malcolm Slesser

WG ad valorem tax. A tax for which the rate is specified as a percentage of the price, before tax, of a commodity, as distinct from a specific tax for which the rate is Specified per unit of the commodity. aerogenerator 5 Examples of ad valorem ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Texas (2001)

by Nancy Capace

NO STATE AD VALOREM TAX LEVY; COUNTY LEVY FOR ROADS AND FLOOD CONTROL; TAX DONATIONS. From and after January 1, 1951, no State ad valorem tax shall be levied upon any property within this State for general revenue ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Oklahoma (1999)

by Nancy Capace

Qualifying manufacturing concern - Ad valorem tax exemption For the purpose of inducing any manufacturing concern to locate or expand manufacturing facilities within any county of this state, a qualifying manufacturing concern shall be ...


An ad valorem tax is assessed on the value of goods or property (e.g., real estate and motor vehicles), not on the quantity, weight, extent, etc. An ad valorem real estate tax may be an itemized deduction from ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

AD VALOREM TAX The ad valorem tax under Sec. 243 of the Tax Code ...

Google previewWebster's New World Law Dictionary (2010)

by Jonathan Wallace, Susan Ellis Wild

ad valorem tax. Latin. In proportion to its value; a proportional tax imposed upon something's value, rather than on its quantity (especially on real property). alternative minimum tax. A flat tax originally imposed upon corporations or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy: K-Z (2003)

by Jack Rabin

This principle holds true whether the tax is levied as a percentage of sales price ( an ad valorem tax) or per unit sold, as in the tax on gallons of gasoline or packs of cigarettes. In Fig. 2, a much larger share of the upward shift in supply due to ...

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Video shows what ad valorem tax means. A tax that is assessed as a proportion of the value of the property being taxed.. Ad valorem tax Meaning. How to ...

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