stealth tax

stealth tax
stealth tax noun (informal)
A tax that is applied in such a way that taxpayers are unaware of its imposition
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Main Entry:stealth

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stealth tax UK US noun [countable] [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
Thesaurus: types of tax and taxationhyponym

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ˈstealth tax 7 [stealth tax] noun (BrE, disapproving)
a new tax that is collected in way that is not very obvious, so people are less aware that they are paying it

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