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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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Insurance Premium Tax is the mother of all stealth taxes. Despite insurance customers paying more and more of it, many people still remain unaware of it.
the Tories stealth taxes, introducing payment Nutt More recently the council has been putting up cameras which look like average speed cameras, or maybe these are for number plate recognition in readiness to start charging motorists to enter the city.
ELDERLY nursing home residents could face stealth taxes because of cuts in payments to homes, it was claimed yesterday.
Coun Davey must have a short memory, given that during his party's stint in government they hit us with an unprecedented number of new stealth taxes - 150 according to one analysis done by economists.
If train fares go up then it will be only months later that bus fares will follow and in a time of austerity is it really right to keep on cutting people's earnings with hidden stealth taxes? You have to wonder if by the time any HS2 is up and running working class people will be able to afford it.
Motorists are being ripped off by a Government using global warming as an excuse to implement stealth taxes when it has not been proved the car is the problem.
Think of it, what about the 10% tax removal, what about all the pension funds that have been robbed, what about all the stealth taxes? Remember VAT is now 15%, well, just to let you know it goes back up to 17% shortly.
Legislation also needs to be clear - no more stealth taxes, no more unexplained tax hikes.
But 43% said they would prefer to pay tax upfront, rather than hand over money through stealth taxes, according to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Instead of introducing stealth taxes the Government should be working with councils to introduce incentives to extend recycling.
The TPA said much of the increase was accounted for by littlenoticed "stealth taxes" or by "fiscal drag" - failing to raise tax thresholds in line with earnings - which the TPA now estimates accounts for pounds 14bn of the annual tax take.
The CBI said at a time of intense cost pressures and fierce international competition, the Government was adding to business costs through stealth taxes.