indirect tax

Definitions of indirect tax
  1. noun
    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
    octroi
    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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