hidden tax

any tax paid by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller that is added on to the price the consumer pays.
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Example sentences
The mileage standards amount to a hidden tax and arbitrary government
Corruption, whether legal or illegal, is itself a hidden tax.
Illegal immigration is a hidden tax on hardworking families in this state.
The premiums appear to be nothing more than a hidden tax on the homeowner.
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