hidden tax


: a tax that is ultimately paid by someone other than the person on whom it is levied
: an economic inequity that reduces one's real income or buying power

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hidden tax was in 1936

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“Hidden tax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidden%20tax. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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