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Hidden Tax

A tax that is built in to the price of a good or service that the buyer does not see. That is, rather than being added at the end of a transaction, like a sales tax, hidden taxes are included in the price. Examples of hidden taxes include corporate taxes, which can cause companies to raise their prices so as not to reduce profit, and VAT, in which taxes are added at every stage of production. See also: Inflation tax.

hidden tax

an INDIRECT TAX that is incorporated into the PRICE of a good or service, but the consumer is not made fully aware of its existence or magnitude; for example, the amount of EXCISE DUTY included in the price of cigarettes and beer is not normally made known to the consumer. VALUE-ADDED TAX, by contrast, is incorporated into the price of a product at specified rates.
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If consumers are to be expected to meet these costs then there has to be clarity over what these hidden taxes are for, a cap set on how much consumers will end up paying and transparency over how the levies are being applied," she added.
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The hidden taxes - dubbed "stealth taxes" by the Tories and Liberal Democrats - include council tax, VAT, alcohol and tobacco duties and levies put on fuel and fares.
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A good example of hidden taxes is the so-called "sin" taxes that are levied on alcohol, tobacco and gasoline.
AS TAXPAYERS APPROACH VARIOUS PHASE-OUTS that will trigger hidden taxes, CPAs should be aware of tax planning strategies, such as postponing planned transactions, that can minimize or eliminate the impact of these taxes.
Mangels, the executive director of a "grassroots" lobby, Californians Against Hidden Taxes (CAHT), that is heavily subsidized by the oil industry, was grateful for the airtime, and she knew just what buttons to push, citing Tonight Show host (and car buff) Jay Leno as one of those "rich idiots" about to be subsidized by the citizenry to buy an electric car.
Forty-three percent of the cost of every beer is hidden taxes.
End all tariffs; why should citizens spend millions in hidden taxes on imported goods to protect inefficient local industries from competition?
Hidden taxes, such as excessive fines and other charges, and the bureaucratic paperwork involved in operating affordable rental apartments are out of hand.
We always expected this case to be decided at the appellate level, and are confident the appellate courts will uphold the will of the people as expressed in Proposition 26, which protects Californians from hidden taxes levied by local governments without a vote of the people.
Less in rates from the high street may equal higher domestic rates or other hidden taxes to augment the privy purse.