hidden tax


Definition of hidden tax

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

First Known Use of hidden tax

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hidden tax.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidden%20tax. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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