tax evasion


noun

the nonpayment of taxes, as through the failure to report taxable income.

Nearby words

  1. tax certificate,
  2. tax credit,
  3. tax deduction,
  4. tax deed,
  5. tax disc,
  6. tax exile,
  7. tax expenditure,
  8. tax haven,
  9. tax holiday,
  10. tax loophole

Origin of tax evasion

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for tax evasion

tax evasion

noun

reduction or minimization of tax liability by illegal methodsCompare tax avoidance
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