Definition of tax evasion in US English:

tax evasion


  • The illegal nonpayment or underpayment of tax.

    ‘a four-year sentence for tax evasion’
    Compare with tax avoidance
    • ‘Charges including bribery and tax evasion are among the ten counts of the ethics code he is accused of violating.’
    • ‘It should be noted at this point that tax avoidance is legally sound, but morally open to question while tax evasion is simply illegal.’
    • ‘On the contrary, in India, corruption, tax evasion, cheating and bribery have eaten into our vitals.’
    • ‘In the hearings, the lawmakers raised questions mainly about Chang's alleged tax evasion.’
    • ‘The old corrupt systems of governance and tax evasion in this country and many others are rapidly crumbling.’
    • ‘I never looked on it as tax evasion, but as increasing someone's investment.’
    • ‘In recent days he has suggested that there should be mandatory prison sentences for those involved in tax evasion.’
    • ‘Anyone suspected of tax evasion will not have information on them disclosed by the Swiss authorities.’
    • ‘This they did in April, nailing the congressman on 10 counts of bribery, tax evasion and racketeering.’
    • ‘That means tax evasion, money laundering, and hiding money for terrorism will be easier.’
    • ‘The prosecutor general's office said the raid was part of an investigation into tax evasion and fraud.’
    • ‘The secret scheme was designed with tax evasion in mind and its clients were drawn from the élite of Irish society.’
    • ‘He also reformed the crippled banking sector and raised more revenue by cracking down on tax evasion.’
    • ‘Accusations of tax evasion caused the resignation of a senior central bank official last month.’
    • ‘One of the reasons for the restructuring is to curtail tax evasion by high earners.’
    • ‘The company's main shareholder and ex-chief funded opposition groups and is now on trial for fraud and tax evasion.’
    • ‘What of the culture of tax evasion that was so widespread through the 1980s and much of the 1990s?’
    • ‘Investment banks estimate the country's rampant tax evasion totals in the billions of dollars per year.’
    • ‘Initiatives against tax evasion will be launched to help pay for these new government programs.’
    • ‘By all means crack down on illegal tax evasion and money laundering.’


tax evasion

/ˈtaks əˌvāZHən//ˈtæks əˌveɪʒən/