indirect tax

Definitions

Economics

  • noun a tax (such as sales tax) which is not deducted from income directly, but is paid to someone who then pays it to the government. VAT is an indirect tax.

Health Economics

  • (written as Indirect Tax)
    A tax on the production and sale of goods and services. Common taxes of this sort are value-added tax (VAT), sales tax, purchase tax, excise tax, customs duty, stamp duty.
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