regressive tax

Definition

A tax that takes a larger percentage of the income of low-income people than of high-income people.

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You may find that you are dealing with a regressive tax and should try to use that to your advantage.

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I did not like the idea of a regressive tax because I thought taxes were not good to begin with and needed to be stopped.

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A regressive tax structure was proposed by the opposition political party that placed a higher tax burden on low and middle income wage earners as opposed to wealthy individuals.

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