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Under the Table

Describing a payment in which no involved party reports the payment to tax authorities. An under the table payment usually occurs when one party or both wishes to hide income and thereby evade paying taxes on it. Under the table payments are illegal.
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Corruption also aggravates environmental problems, through the illegal dumping of hazardous waste and the illegal trade in animal and plant life facilitated by bribery and under-the-table incentives that determine who is awarded contracts, especially for highly lucrative, large-scale infrastructure projects.
The underground economy refers to under-the-table transactions by non-licensed builders whose projects don't always meet the same stringent requirements of a licensed builder.
He also urged more action on endemic tax evasion, particularly rife among professions such as doctors and lawyers, where under-the-table cash payments -- known in Greece as fakelaki or "little envelopes" -- are standard practice to avoid declaring income.
get hand chef's Sybil demonstrates her authority over Basil when she finds out he's been betting on horses, and the under-the-table search for Manuel's pet rat is a definite highlight.
Through this under-the-table practice, he meets Graciela, a young, pretty, and pregnant Mexican who has demons of her own.
From one perspective, if that occurs, one must also wonder if the layers of drama wall disappear; the innuendos, and the supposedly under-the-table shots aimed at government officials.
However, AUO will dominate the management of the latter, according to an under-the-table agreement between the two companies.
The weak script is keen to portray Italians as overly focused on scamming under-the-table lucre, but in its highly questionable desire to find a happy ending, it plays down any true social criticism.
Financial analysts say the move is long overdue in the UAE where under-the-table dealings have helped fuel the economy.
Watching Late Night Poker with under-the-table cameras, in a smoke-filled room with Jesse May's atmospheric commentary, got me hooked.
Hultgren sat down with a panel of appraisers to explore "flopping" (page 26), while Sobiesczyk uncovers the darker side of second liens and under-the-table kickbacks during short sales (page 30).
as well as under-the-table deals at the mine that may have compromised safety