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Tax collector   /tæks kəlˈɛktər/   Listen
Tax collector

Someone who collects taxes for the government.  Synonyms: collector of internal revenue, exciseman, internal revenue agent, taxman.

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"Tax collector" Quotes from Famous Books

... I think, after we got home, that we saw the notice the tax collector had put in the county paper announcing the sale at public auction of the Cranston farm on the following Thursday, for delinquent taxes. The paper had come that night, and Theodora read the notice aloud at supper. The announcement briefly described the farm property, and among other values mentioned ...
— A Busy Year at the Old Squire's • Charles Asbury Stephens

... Mackay, who was sent out by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, a letter expressing his amazement on finding that in the interior of India an Englishman was hardly known, unless he now and then made his appearance as a tax collector. The following Return shows in what small numbers Europeans resort ...
— Speeches on Questions of Public Policy, Volume 1 • John Bright

Words linked to "Tax collector" :   administrative official, taxman, bureaucrat

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