Tuesday, October 2, 2012

words that begin with ex- excise

Hi there!
Today I have to talk about another ex- word which is

http://tinyurl.com/8b3v6uc
EXCISE

What does this one mean? Well, it's a tax that the government of a country puts on goods that are produced for sale in that country :) Easy, isn't it? In Polish we call it akcyza or opłata akzycowa

This word, however, also functions as a verb and means obłożyć akcyzą.

I think it's also practical to look at a couple of nice phrases that use the word excise:
  • duty of excise - opłata akcyzowa
  • excise officer - poborca akcyzy, urzędnik modopolowy
  • excise tax - podatek akcyzowy, opłata akcyzowa
  • evasion of excise duty - unikanie płacenia podatku akcyzowego
 My question to you:
Why do we have to pay excise taxes? Is it fair at all?

12 comments:

  1. We are supposed to pay excise taxes because how you wrote it is tax. And I think that it is honest for goverment.

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    1. Well... maybe we're supposed to pay taxes... but should we pay taxes on everything?

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  2. Exactly in my opinion no, I understand to alcohol or cigarettes. But not to everything.Pay taxes is robbing the poor man.

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    1. Right. I completely agree with you... Alcohol, cigarettes are just something people can live without. Or even SHOULD live without. Therefore, if people want to drink or smoke, then they should pay extra money for that. However, not long ago I was reading about taxes and what we pay taxes on and I was shocked. Everything is taxed!

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    2. Soon a tax on air will be introduced :) BTW: I have read today that the global crisis is to last till 2018! :) This means we are very likely to be taxed more and more on various things :) Lean years ahead! :(

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    3. haha I also noticed this news. And what I thought of was: wow, only till 2018! So, you seem to be pessimist, don't you?

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  3. I agree that there will be even a taxed air soon. Taxes should be given to the welfare rather than politicians. Still they are raising them it is still a tax is to everything. It is a legal theft.

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    1. :) You can't say ***A*** taxed air :) because air is uncountable :) Yes, I agree that taxes should be IMPOSED on the WEALTHY people only :) It would be a lovely solution :) I myself feel it is a sort of theft... Sad but true. Besides... I have to make health insurance contributions in the amount of PLN 254,55, which is really sick because I get nothing in return!

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    2. I also pay health insurance and use public health service very rarely... It's pointless...

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  4. Exactly... They have been trying to reform this sick system for years and all of it has proven so dramatically futile...

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  5. Mam to samo płacę składki zdrowotne a i tak chodzę prywatnie bo szybciej i diagnoza trafiona od razu a nie chorowanie po pół roku. Umawianie się na wizyty do specjalistów to jedna wielka męka dla ludzi. To się nigdy nie zmieni.

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    1. Ano własnie... Czekamy do wyborów.. Może będzie lepiej?

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