sin tax

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sin tax

n. Informal
A tax on certain items, such as cigarettes and alcohol, that are regarded as neither necessities nor luxuries.

sin tax

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal a tax levied on something that is considered morally or medically harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco

sin′ tax`


n.
a tax levied on items, as cigarettes or liquor, considered neither luxuries nor necessities.
[1960–65]
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Topping the list: a vice tax on animal products to force polluting companies to internalize the costs they impose on us, as well as Right to Know legislation mandating transparency within our food system.
Walker says supporters of the tax have "never referred to it as a vice tax. It's a discretionary consumption tax.