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Sin Tax

A tax that is levied on activities or goods that are considered physically or morally harmful.

(Business Dictionary Glossary.
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/sin-tax.html)

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Tobacco and Alcohol are two examples of goods that are frequently subjected to "sin taxes," which are intended not only to raise revenue, but to discourage the use of these goods.

References

Pal, L. (2006). Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times. Third Edition. Toronto: Nelson – Thomson
     
Sin Tax

A tax that is levied on activities or goods that are considered physically or morally harmful.

(Business Dictionary Glossary.
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/sin-tax.html)

---------------------------------

Tobacco and Alcohol are two examples of goods that are frequently subjected to "sin taxes," which are intended not only to raise revenue, but to discourage the use of these goods.

References

Pal, L. (2006). Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times. Third Edition. Toronto: Nelson – Thomson.

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on December 7, 2010


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