stealth tax


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stealth tax

Brit informal 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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A minimum price per unit of alcohol is not a stealth tax.
The lack of consultation has been disgraceful - the scheme's backers have tried their best to push this damaging stealth tax through the back door as quietly as possible.
This is a cynical stealth tax by government to squeeze money from visitors to England's town centres.
The mayor has used the city's Department of Water and Power as City Hall's piggy bank, while engineering rate increases for ratepayers - a stealth tax hike to support the rampant inefficiencies and corruptions in city government.
eIuThe AMT has earned a reputation as a stealth tax by capturing more people every year, many of whom doneIUt even realize it until they prepare their taxes in April,eIN says Robert MacIntosh, Eaton VanceeIUs chief economist and co-director of municipal investments.
THE Chancellor has pocketed an PS837million windfall through a stealth tax on the sales of lottery tickets.
Simon Henig, Labour leader of Durham County Council, said: "If it is just a way of receiving more money then it is a stealth tax on councils.
Spokesman Chris Gorman said: "In our view, and in the view of our members, it's simply a stealth tax which will have a disproportionate impact on small businesses.
But Clr Light slammed the idea as yet another stealth tax which will increase the overall tax burden, particularly for families who are already suffering from the increased cost of living.
GORDON Brown's road tax hike on older cars, far from being the green tax it is meant to be, is just another stealth tax on hard-working families.