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regressive tax

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Tax
regressive taxreˈgressive ˌtax noun [countable]  PETa tax that has less effect on the rich than on the poor
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regressive taxA regressive tax structure is one in which the average tax rate falls as income level rises.A new education bill remained unfunded, and reform of a famously regressive tax system made no progress.
From Longman Business Dictionaryregressive taxreˈgressive tax [countable]TAX a tax where people with low incomes pay a larger percentage of what they earn than those with high incomesa regressive tax on the savings and retirement income of millions of Americans tax
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