This page, a companion page to tax, lists different taxes by economic design. For different taxes by country, see Tax rates around the world.

Taxes generally fall into the following broad categories:

Income tax

Main article: Income tax

Payroll tax

Main article: Payroll tax

Property taxes

Main article: Property tax

Most property taxes charge for both the value of the land and the value of any buildings or other improvements on the land.

Consumption taxes

Main article: Consumption tax

A general tax refers to a tax that applies to all or most goods and services and where all are taxed at the same rate. An excise tax refers to a tax on a single item, which may be different from the tax levied on other items.

General taxes

Excise taxes

Main article: Excise tax






Taxes promoting marriage and reproduction

A number of taxes have targeted the promotion of marriage and childbearing. They include:

Fees and tolls

Effective taxes

Other taxes

Taxation practices


Main article: Tax noncompliance

See also