sin tax Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"sin tax" in British English

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sin taxnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   US informal
a ​tax on things such as ​cigarettes, ​alcohol, gambling, and other things that are ​consideredunnecessary and ​bad for ​yourphysical or ​mentalhealth
(Definition of sin tax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sin tax" in Business English

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sin taxnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   informal TAX
a ​taxcharged on particular things or ​activities that are seen as ​bad and unnecessary, such as cigarettes, alcohol, or gambling: Cleveland has used a sin ​tax to ​build stadiums for its ​professional baseball and football ​teams.
(Definition of sin tax from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sin tax”
in Chinese (Simplified) (对烟、酒、赌博等征收的)罪孽税…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對煙、酒、賭博等徵收的)罪惡稅…
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