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consumption tax

From Longman Business Dictionaryconsumption taxconˈsumption tax [countable, uncountable]TAXECONOMICS a tax that a government puts on certain types of goods in order to make people buy fewer of them, for example during a war or difficult economic conditions SYN EXPENDITURE TAXDespite the introduction of a consumption tax as part of the austerity package, sales of cars are still rising. tax
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