bracket creep

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bracket creep

n.
A shift of personal income into a tax bracket with a higher tax rate as a result of inflation.

brack′et creep`


n.
the movement of a wage earner into a higher federal income-tax bracket as a result of wage increases intended to help offset inflation.
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Noun1.bracket creep - a movement into a higher tax bracket as taxable income increases
income tax - a personal tax levied on annual income
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