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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.

stealth tax

a ‘buzzword’ for a relatively obscure TAX increase (e.g. stamp duty) announced with little publicity and explanation, usually to be implemented some months later by which time people generally have ‘forgotten’ about it. See FISCAL POLICY.

stealth tax

a ‘buzzword’ for a relatively obscure TAX increase (for example, stamp duty) that is announced with little publicity and explanation, usually to be implemented some months later, by which time people generally have ‘forgotten’ about it. See FISCAL POLICY.
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With my government, any new green taxes will be replacement taxes, not new stealth taxes.
If more money is needed to fund the NHS, the Chancellor should raise the money in a clear and straightforward way and not resort to further stealth taxes or yet more changes of policy that damage UK business.
The Government must end its policy of imposing stealth taxes in hardpressed consumers and businesses and implement serious reform to drive down costs.
Mr Cameron said: "There is such a history with this Government of new taxes turning out to be stealth taxes.
GLOBAL warming is the big issue here in our UK today and, of course, our government are rubbing their hands together at the thought of all the stealth taxes that they can impose on the unsuspecting middle and working class Brits by way of the global warming thing.
WaterVoice wants water companies to improve efficiency and is urging the Government to 'halt the imposition of stealth taxes on the industry and its customers".
This Government's stealth taxes are the enemy not the friend of social provision and decent public services.
The Tories try to blame Labour for stealth taxes, but it seems in Birmingham they themselves are the supreme master craftsmen of this art
The coalition must take the blame for this by allowing prices to rocket and adding to it themselves by introducing stealth taxes.
SINCE Labour has been in power it has introduced numerous hidden taxes commonly known as stealth taxes.
First Gordon Brown broke his pledge with stealth taxes.
We must show how this government's stealth taxes are the enemy, not the friend, of all that binds society together.