indirect tax

Definitions of indirect tax

n a tax levied on goods or services rather than on persons or organizations

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hidden tax
a tax paid unwittingly by the consumer (such as ad valorem taxes)
duty, tariff
a government tax on imports or exports
excise, excise tax
a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
nuisance tax, sales tax
a tax based on the cost of the item purchased and collected directly from the buyer
VAT, ad valorem tax, value-added tax
a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production
gasoline tax
a tax on every gallon of gasoline sold
custom, customs, customs duty, impost
money collected under a tariff
tonnage, tonnage duty, tunnage
a tax imposed on ships that enter the US; based on the tonnage of the ship
a tax on various goods brought into a town
revenue tariff
a tariff imposed to raise revenue
protective tariff
a tariff imposed to protect domestic firms from import competition
import duty
a duty imposed on imports
export duty
a duty imposed on exports
countervailing duty
a duty imposed to offset subsidies by foreign governments
Type of:
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation
charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

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