Business English word of the day: Taxman

taxman : percepteur

taxman : le fisc

Taxman can be used to describe a person whose job it is to collect taxes, or the tax authorities in general.

examples:

“I had a phone call from a taxman today. He said we hadn’t paid our tax for 2008″

“If you are dishonest about how much money you made, the taxman will find out eventually and you’ll be in a lot of trouble”