Sin Tax

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Sin Tax

A tax on a good or service considered socially or ethically undesirable. For example, a government may levy a tax on the sale of alcohol. A sin tax finances programs to discourage the undesirable practice (in this example, it may fund anti-teen drinking programs). However, a sin tax may simply be a way for a government to generate revenue from something people are expected to do anyway.
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The "vice taxes" were also left untouched by the Chancellor, and motorists will also be thankful that fuel duty also remain unaltered.
"The so-called vice taxes," Craig Polewaczyk said, while enjoying a beer at Tara's Pub on Green Street, are "infringing on peoples' rights." Like most of those who weighed in on the topic, the 37-year-old roofer said, "I'd rather see casino gambling."