Punitive Tax

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Punitive Tax

1. A tax imposed to discourage a behavior. For example, retirement plans usually have excise taxes placed upon them if one makes a withdrawal prior to a certain age.

2. An extraordinarily high tax. For example, a government theoretically could impose a tax of 99% on all income over $20,000. There is no consensus as to what qualifies as a punitive tax.
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Because of punitive taxes the rich have deserted and many have come to London.
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The musicians have complained after George Osborne, the Chancellor, said athletes competing at this summer's London Grand Prix would not face punitive taxes on any cash earned in the UK, including sponsorship payments.
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said: "It is time for Britain to make a vital choice between tweaking the status quo and letting our economy continue to be crippled by complex and punitive taxes, and drastically changing course with a radical but realistic plan for a tax system fit for the 21st century.
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