hidden tax

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hid′den tax′

any tax paid by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller that is added to the consumer price.
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Noun1.hidden tax - a tax paid unwittingly by the consumer (such as ad valorem taxes)
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
indirect tax - a tax levied on goods or services rather than on persons or organizations
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Struggling low-paid and moderately paid Oregon workers need a state income tax cut, not another hidden tax increase.
Mark Farrar, AAT chief executive, said: "SMEs are the backbone of British businesses but some are being weakened by a hidden tax burden.
This hidden tax in an era of supposed government transparency and accountability is completely unacceptable and will only discourage companies from doing business in New York.
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Comparatively, hidden tax ratios in countries such as Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany and the UK ranged from as low as 20 to as high 46 percent.
The panoply of zoning restrictions, environmental reviews, building fees (exceeding $20,000 per home on the average in many places), and other planning regulations has come to act as a hidden tax on homebuyers and as a penalty for prosperity.
But many in the room were less preoccupied with the art than with the poetic irony of a Jewish show being held at the Cegep at all: Less than two weeks earlier, Louise Mailloux, a philosophy professor at the college, prompted a political firestorm after giving an interview with the French-language daily La Presse in which she said she "absolutely" stood by her claim that the added cost of kosher-certified products is essentially a hidden tax levied on Quebec's unwitting Francophone population for the benefit of Jewish interest groups.
It picks the pocket of every American with a hidden tax, drives jobs overseas, and enriches a handful of powerful sugar producers in the United States.
Failing to account for this hidden tax multiplier biases legislative decisions toward more costly policies, Conover charges.
Second, if this is truly a hidden tax on consumers as they claim, then the cost of goods available to consumers must decline by a rate comparable to the interchange fee the retailers would have paid.