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hidden tax

noun
1.
any tax paid by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller that is added on to the price the consumer pays.
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  • The mileage standards amount to a hidden tax and arbitrary government intervention.
  • 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.
  • Every bribe paid to a customs official represents a hidden tax on the cost of doing business and a drag on economic growth.
  • Yet this hidden tax, which further limits funds available for medical care, remains virtually unknown to enrollees.

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