nuisance tax


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nuisance tax

n.
A small excise tax levied on separate purchases and collected directly from the purchaser.

nui′sance tax`


n.
a small excise tax collected from consumers on a wide variety of inexpensive items.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.nuisance tax - a tax based on the cost of the item purchased and collected directly from the buyer
excise, excise tax - a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
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Allan Mckinnon posted: "It's known as a nuisance tax abroad and seen as an unfriendly act, a scam."
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Some of these policies, he said, include a raft of tax cuts, the abolishing of nuisance taxes, reduction in utility tariffs, which, for example, have seen electricity tariffs for businesses reduced by as much as 30% and water tariffs also reduced by 10%.
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Some of those taxes, imposed a long time ago, are regressive and some are merely "nuisance taxes" that impose a heavy administrative burden without producing much revenue.
Today, government ministers in dozens of countries are publicly striving to move up in the rankings--and are claiming credit when licenses are eliminated and nuisance taxes abolished, as I observed recently in Turkey.
1, 2005, all ministers will take a 10% cut in their salaries, along with other new taxes and the abolishing of what was called nuisance taxes, reports Caribbean Net News (Dec.