stealth tax


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stealth tax

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal Brit an indirect tax, such as that on fuel or pension funds, esp one of which people are unaware or that is felt to be unfair
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Ian Burleigh, 67, from London, said: "It's a stealth tax by the Government hiding behind the skirts of the BBC.
And he added: "I have great respect for the BBC, but they should have had the guts to stand up to this stealth tax."
He said some workers, including pregnant women voluntarily leaving the workforce, older people and those facing redundancy, would be disproportionately hit by a "stealth tax" under changes in the National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill.
HOSPITAL car parking charges - dubbed an NHS stealth tax - could finally be scrapped on Wednesday.
I WAS disappointed, if unsurprised, to see Labour's Grant Davey arguing against minimum pricing of alcohol on the grounds that it is a stealth tax (The Journal, August 25).
This advice must be taken with caution for most taxpayers subject to the AMT because of the "stealth tax" effect of the AMT exemption phaseout detailed below.
HOSPITAL parking charges are a stealth tax on the sick and needy.
Campaigning group the TaxPayers' Alliance said the move amounted to a "stealth tax".
For all of us living in the city centre, it is a further stealth tax that demands money from any friends or relatives visiting (or putting them off from doing so altogether).
The LGA insisted the proposals would not be a stealth tax to raise cash for councils, but warned taxpayers would bear the brunt of fines of up to pounds 3bn facing councils over the next four years if they did not meet EU targets for reducing waste going to landfill.
In November 2005, the Senate approved the Tax Relief Bill of 2005 (S 2020) at an estimated cost of $31 million, and in December 2005 the House approved a stand-alone bill, the Stealth Tax Relief Bill of 2005 (HR 4096), at an estimated cost of $30 million.
* Stealth Tax. Recent congressional tweaking of the tax code starts to bite.