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 for Taxing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tax \Tax\ (t[a^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taxed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Taxing.] [Cf. F. taxer. See Tax, n.]
     1. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a
        tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money
        from for the support of government.
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              We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride,
              and folly than we are taxed by government.
                                                    --Franklin.
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     2. (Law) To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount
        of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
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     3. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed
        by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to
        tax a man with pride.
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              I tax you, you elements, with unkindness. --Shak.
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              Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have
              taxed their crimes.                   --Dryden.
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              Fear not now that men should tax thine honor. --M.
                                                    Arnold.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  taxing
      adj 1: not easily borne; wearing; "the burdensome task of
             preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't
             onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing
             schedule" [syn: burdensome, onerous, taxing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "taxing":
     accusal, accusation, accusing, allegation, allegement, arraignment,
     bale, bill of particulars, blackmail, blame, bother,
     bringing of charges, bringing to book, burden, burdening,
     burdensome, burthen, call, call for, cargo, charge, charging,
     claim, clamant, clamorous, complaint, contribution, count, crying,
     cumber, cumbrance, deadweight, delation, demand, demand for,
     demanding, denouncement, denunciation, draft, drag, drain,
     draining, duty, encumbrance, exacting, exaction, exigent,
     exorbitant, extortion, extortionate, extortionate demand, freight,
     freighting, grasping, grievous, handicap, haul, heave,
     heavy demand, impeachment, implication, importunate,
     imposing an onus, imposition, impost, imputation,
     inconsiderateness, inconvenience, incubus, incumbency, indent,
     indictment, infliction, information, innuendo, insinuation,
     insistent, insistent demand, instant, lading, lawsuit,
     laying of charges, laying on, levy, load, loading, loading down,
     loud, millstone, nonnegotiable demand, notice, obtrusiveness,
     oppression, oppressive, order, overexertion, overextension,
     overload, overstrain, overstress, overtaxing, overweighting,
     persistent, pertinacious, plaint, pressing, pressure,
     presumptuousness, prosecution, pull, rack, reproach, requirement,
     requisition, rush, rush order, saddling, strain, straining, stress,
     stress and strain, stressfulness, stretch, suit, superincumbency,
     surcharge, tasking, tax, tedious, tension, tough, tribute, trouble,
     troublesome, true bill, trying, tug, ultimatum,
     unspoken accusation, unwarranted demand, urgent, veiled accusation,
     warning, wearing, weighting, weighty
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Taxing
     (Luke 2:2; R.V., "enrolment"), "when Cyrenius was governor of
     Syria," is simply a census of the people, or an enrolment of
     them with a view to their taxation. The decree for the enrolment
     was the occasion of Joseph and Mary's going up to Bethlehem. It
     has been argued by some that Cyrenius (q.v.) was governor of
     Cilicia and Syria both at the time of our Lord's birth and some
     years afterwards. This decree for the taxing referred to the
     whole Roman world, and not to Judea alone. (See CENSUS.)
     

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