Definitions of withholding

n the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control

“I resented his withholding permission”
“there were allegations of the withholding of evidence”
Type of:
holding, keeping, retention
the act of retaining something

n the act of deducting from an employee's salary

Type of:
deduction, subtraction
the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)

n income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer

withholding tax
PAYE, pay as you earn
the British system of withholding tax
Type of:
income tax
a personal tax levied on annual income

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