underpay

[uhn-der-pey]
verb (used with object), underpaid, underpaying.
to pay less than is deserved or usual.

Origin:
1840–50; under- + pay1

underpayment [uhn-der-pey-muhnt, uhn-der-pey-] , noun
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underpay (ˌʌndəˈpeɪ)
 
vb , -pays, -paying, -paid
to pay (someone) insufficiently
 
under'payment
 
n

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Example sentences
Such efforts can help ensure taxpayers neither overpay nor underpay their taxes and may promote overall compliance.
Field audit activity identifies employers who underpay or evade premiums for workers.
We impose a penalty if you do not pay, pay late, or underpay an estimated tax installment.
Underpay the tax due by the amount of the credit claimed.
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