stealth tax Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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stealth taxnoun [C]

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a new ​tax that is ​collected in a way that is not very ​obvious, so ​people may not ​realize that they are ​paying it
(Definition of stealth tax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stealth taxnoun [C]

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a ​form of ​tax that is not noticed or seen as a ​tax by most ​people: Critics ​accused the ​Chancellor of levelling a new stealth ​tax on middle Britain.
(Definition of stealth tax from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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