Stealth Taxes Definition
Stealth Taxes are taxes levied by governments in such a way that increases their revenues without raising the ire of taxpayers. These taxes are usually not noticed, or not recognized as a tax, as they are smaller and less visible. For example sales taxes, value added taxes, tobacco taxes, liquor taxes, air travel taxes and gasoline taxes belong to stealth taxes. It is easier for governments to collect these types of levies, because they are charged at the point of sale.