nuisance tax


: an excise tax collected in small amounts on a wide range of commodities directly from the consumer

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nuisance tax was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Nuisance tax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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