In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verblevied, levying, levies
1.1(duty/tax) (impose) imponer(duty/tax) (collect) recaudarto levy sth on sth
- the government intends to levy a new tax on imports — el gobierno tiene la intención de gravar las importaciones con un nuevo impuesto
- Different payments were levied according to how many windows a property had.
- Many other European Union countries levy no tax on share transactions.
- They reduce rates levied on ordinary income, with the largest rate cut going to the wealthiest taxpayers.
- The evaluation also found that schools across the country levied significantly different fees.
- As with every other fine levied by courts, penalties go to the Treasury.
- The Virginia legislature proposed to levy a tax to support religious education, but individuals were free to choose which church was to receive the money.
- The demonstration was in opposition to government plans to levy a new tax on those employing guest workers as domestics, and to cut the minimum wages of maids.
- The company also levies an initial connection fee of 10p on all calls.
- The 3 per cent initial charge is levied only on the sum invested by the investor.
- Inheritance tax is levied only on the estate, not on the recipients of any exempt gifts.
- The duty is levied by the government on flights leaving any UK airport.
- The tax is now levied only on estates valued over $675,000, an exemption due to rise under current law to $1 million by 2006.
- Stamp duty on all residential investment property is now levied at 9 per cent.
- Brown also rejected calls to levy a windfall tax on the oil companies, which have announced significantly increased profits in the last month.
- James Madison in 1784 opposed an attempt by the Virginia legislature to levy a tax to support religious education.
- Australian governments levy a number of taxes and charges on road transportation.
- Government officials stole relief money assigned to rebuild ruined rice terraces and then local authorities attempted to levy a tax on villagers.
- Some taxing authorities levy penalties that can equal as much as 30 percent of the amount owed.
- Taxes are levied on the basis of income and property.
- The Green Party wants to levy a windfall tax on land when it is zoned for development.
1.3(fine) imponer(damages) exigir
- Altogether, 42,500 troops were levied for service in Ireland during the War, representing perhaps 19 per cent of available manpower in England and Wales.
1.1(raising of tax, contributions)the levy of duty on these articles — el gravamen impuesto a estos artículos
- the strike was funded by a levy on all members — la huelga se financió mediante el cobro de una cuota a todos los miembros
- In effect, the bookies would face a levy on profits to help those who are damaged by betting.
- The levy on other blank media, however, remains intact.
- They are fiercely against a levy on plastic bags, even though a levy in Ireland saw a 90 per cent reduction in bags over six months.
- Cowman said the levy would have a disproportionate effect on independent brokers, compared to bigger players such as banks who could build these costs into their charges to consumers.
- These steps, ranging from the types of projects to be financed by the levy to the management of resources collected, were to be locally defined by the municipal councils.
- Tesco alone has said it expects the new levy to reduce bag use by 88 million.
- The MPSC program is funded by a two-cent levy on sealed beverage containers and the money generated through the levy is used as support payments to municipalities.
- Peresson described the new tax as ‘a joke’ because, he claimed, many bags used by shoppers were the lower quality bags for food and these were exempt from the levy.
1.2(tax)impuesto masculinegravamen masculine
- The Government is introducing a 12p levy on plastic shopping bags from February.
- Owners should also be prepared for the possibility of a levy being charged.
- In the Government's view, the only practical and equitable solution is to increase the petrol levy.
- The planning authority said the levy was imposed because public funding for these works will not be available.
- He called on the government to appoint a regulator to monitor the introduction of all development levies proposed.
- The Government has announced that it will increase the accident compensation levy for vets next year.
- City employees, in collaboration with hoodlums, have been imposing illegal levies on street vendors.
- The levy of 30% on cattle exported on the hoof, on the other hand, is aimed at discouraging the export of live animals from the country.
- All revenue from the increased fuel excise levy will be used to fund land transport initiatives.
- Brown chose to include consideration of the incidence of import and export levies or tariffs in his text.
- The cost of these works would have been partially offset by development levies collected in the area.
- New levies were imposed on cigarettes, wine and beer.
- Basson explained that fuel levies are collected by the major oil companies in the country.
- Environmental groups said a plastic bag levy would change attitudes to waste disposal across Scotland.
- Governments at settlement sites could collect a tiny levy from all foreign exchange transactions.
- Part 2 proposes the increased accident compensation levy.
- It is a levy assessed in an unwritten manner and generally executed with precision in order to diminish the offender and enrich the supplier.
- We have seen accident compensation levies increase in other areas.
- He will not be there to help the businessman pay his new, increased insurance levies.
- A proposal to introduce a levy on plastic bags will be introduced into Federal Parliament this week.
(raising of troops)reclutamiento masculineleva feminine
- The immediate cause of rebellion was a national levy of 300,000 conscripts in March 1793.
- The fyrd was raised by selective recruitment, rather than a general levy, usually drawing one man for every five hides of land.
- The mass of the British armies was the levies, summoned from the farms.
- Traditionally the Afghan governments relied on three military institutions: the regular army, tribal levies, and community militias.
- He accomplished this largely with local levies and displayed Roman power to the eastern kingdoms, including (for the first time) Parthia.
- Rather than respond to Vikings with ad hoc levies of his local noblemen which were disbanded when the crisis had passed, the West Saxons would now always have a force in the field.
- They had been three times beaten back from the breached walls of Changsha by similar gentry-led local levies.
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