indirect tax


A tax imposed on consumption, sales, shipping, or production, rather than directly on the property or income of the consumer. Indirect taxes are generally included in the price of goods and services, so are less obvious to those paying the taxes than direct levies.

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I did not like how there was an indirect tax on it and wanted to know why and how it had happened to us.

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You should always try and make sure that you know of every indirect tax so that you can afford what you buy.

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The indirect tax increased the price the consumer had to pay for the good but the consumer did not realize this.

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