stealth tax


stealth tax
a) A new tax, tariff, or increase in a tax or tariff introduced in such a way that people do not easily notice
b) A new payment that is the same as a tax, but not officially classified as a tax

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  • Stealth tax — is a term used for a tax levied in such a way that is largely unnoticed, or not recognized as a tax . [ [http://www.oed.com Oxford English Dictionary online] ] Generally used in the UK by Conservatives to attack the New Labour government s… …   Wikipedia

  • stealth tax — noun (informal) A tax that is applied in such a way that taxpayers are unaware of its imposition • • • Main Entry: ↑stealth * * * stealth tax UK US noun [countable] [singular stealth tax …   Useful english dictionary

  • stealth tax — UK US noun [C] UK TAX ► a form of tax that is not noticed or seen as a tax by most people: »Critics accused the Chancellor of levelling a new stealth tax on middle Britain …   Financial and business terms

  • stealth tax — n BrE an extra tax or charge that a government introduces in such a way that people do not realize that they are paying more money used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stealth tax — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stealth tax : singular stealth tax plural stealth taxes economics a hidden and unexpected way of making people pay more money to the government as the result of a new tax or an increase in a particular tax …   English dictionary

  • stealth-tax — verb a) To impose a stealth tax b) To tax by using stealth taxes …   Wiktionary

  • stealth tax — stealth taxes N COUNT (disapproval) Journalists sometimes refer to indirect taxes as stealth taxes. [BRIT, JOURNALISM] It s good that he used direct taxation rather than stealth taxes to raise the money …   English dictionary

  • stealth tax — hidden tax A tax, the incidence of which may be hidden from the person who is suffering it. An example could be a tax levied on goods at the wholesale level, which increases the retail price in such a way that the final customer cannot detect… …   Accounting dictionary

  • stealth tax — hidden tax A tax, the incidence of which may be hidden from the person who is suffering it. An example could be a tax levied on goods at the wholesale level, which increases the retail price in such a way that the final customer cannot detect… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • stealth tax — /ˈstɛlθ tæks/ (say stelth taks) noun indirect taxation, especially when applied to goods and services not previously subject to taxation as part of a goods and services tax …   Australian English dictionary


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