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English definition of “regressive tax”

regressive tax

noun [C]     TAX
a tax in which poor people pay a higher percentage of their income than rich people : It's a regressive tax that hurts poor people more than anyone. This state has one of the most regressive tax systems in the nation .
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(Definition of regressive tax noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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