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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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But the Irish Patients' Association said it appeared that some nursing home residents could face "sneaky" stealth taxes because of the cuts in payments to homes.
Less than 13 per cent of Birmingham respondents would be willing to pay more tax in return for a better level of service and 46 per cent favour upfront taxes as opposed to stealth taxes.
Even if Congress puts a stop to the President's proposed budget, the transfer tax code has already spawned an unpleasant offspring: Stealth Taxes.
By DECLAN BRENNAN STEALTH taxes hitting worker's pockets have kept the Government finances afloat so far this year - but revenue from most other taxes has gone down.
Most people were telling them what a mess Brown was making: need I mention gold reserves, pensions and all the stealth taxes that were slipped in?
This is the same man that presided over the economy when he allowed 125 per cent mortgages, outrageous executive salaries and bonuses in the financial sector and also introduced more than 50 stealth taxes.
Eight out of ten British people think they are paying more tax than they were five years ago, with nearly half blaming the rise on stealth taxes, a survey has shown.
If he thinks stealth tax is something the PM conceived, then I'm afraid it's Mr Gorton that has the blinkers on, and does he really believe that if the Tories were to get back power that we would never see stealth taxes again?
Tony Blair denied today that road charging was about imposing stealth taxes or introducing Big Brother-style surveillance.
If the latter, watch out for a mixture of stealth taxes that will be the equivalent of 3p on income tax.
The surge in penalties has fuelled the controversy over so-called stealth taxes on motorists.
A LOT of twaddle is being talked about speed cameras, road tax, late tax returns and stealth taxes.