the nonpayment of taxes, as through the failure to report taxable income.
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- tax certificate,
- tax credit,
- tax deduction,
- tax deed,
- tax disc,
- tax exile,
- tax expenditure,
- tax haven,
- tax holiday,
- tax loophole
Origin of tax evasion
First recorded in 1920–25
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reduction or minimization of tax liability by illegal methodsCompare tax avoidance
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