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tax evasion

noun
1.
the nonpayment of taxes, as through the failure to report taxable income.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples for tax evasion
  • On the other hand, you don't hear much in lore about tax evasion because it has never really been socially acceptable.
  • Of course, visions of floating state evasion cannot always be explained by a hankering for tax evasion.
  • All of these things are true, but they do not add up to tax evasion, or even tax avoidance.
  • He made so much money, to the extent that he served time for tax evasion.
  • As sure as night follows day, this would generate more tax evasion and a political backlash.
  • He remains under investigation on various other charges, including tax evasion.
  • tax evasion is a serious problem for many governments.
  • Economic growth has fallen short of forecasts, while the government has faced problems cracking down on tax evasion.
  • Its biggest reform, though, may be one taking place silently and without high-profile legislation: a clampdown on tax evasion.
  • Nowadays moonshiners prefer tax evasion to insurrection to protect their trade.
British Dictionary definitions for tax evasion

tax evasion

noun
1.
reduction or minimization of tax liability by illegal methods Compare tax avoidance
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