tax evasion

tax evasion
the deliberate failure to pay taxes (usually by making a false report)
Hypernyms: ↑evasion, ↑nonpayment

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ˈtax evasion [tax evasion] noun uncountable
the crime of deliberately not paying all the taxes that you should pay

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