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Quantity Tax 

A tax that is designed so that the consumer must pay a certain amount to the government for each unit of a particular good that he purchases. 

Intermediate Microeconomics Seventh Edition by Hal R. Varian p.26 

 

A gasoline tax is an example of a quantity tax. Here, if a consumer is forced to pay 15 cents in tax for every a gallon of gasoline he buys, this is a quantity tax


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