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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 Lib Dems, include council tax, VAT, alcohol and tobacco duties and levies on fuel and fares.
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In addition to eliminating these hidden taxes, I suggest a complete repeal of the individual minimum tax.
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