- A tax levied by a country of source on income paid, usually on dividends remitted to the home country of the firm operating in a foreign country. Tax levied on dividends paid abroad. The New York Times Financial Glossary
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* * *withholding tax UK US noun [C or U] FINANCE, TAX► a percentage of the money earned from an investment that is kept by a financial organization to pay directly to the government in tax: EU/Spanish/US withholding tax »
Britain remains opposed to an EU-wide withholding tax on cross-border savings.withholding tax on dividends/interest payments/savings »
Many Swiss bank account holders use Jersey to avoid the withholding tax levied on Swiss corporate dividends.► in the US, a percentage of an employee's income that an employer keeps to pay directly to the government in tax: »
Individuals paying too much withholding tax will receive a tax refund in May.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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withholding tax — that part of an employee s tax liability withheld by the employer from wages or salary and paid directly to the government. Also called withholding. [1940 45] * * * … Universalium