La palabra del día: Gravamen

Masculine noun. Tax that is applied on a property, a property or the wealth of a person. E.g.: Se introduce un gravamen del 5 % del valor catastral para aquellas sociedades que posean inmuebles en nuestro país: a tax of 5% of the cadastral value is introduced for those companies that own real estate in our country.
The verb is gravar. E.g.: El Gobierno busca gravar la leche y la oposición salió al cruce: The Government seeks to tax milk and the opposition criticized it. dc