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Double Taxation

Having to pay twice for the same income is known as double taxation. The most common example of double taxation is that of corporate income. Shareholders of a corporation must pay income tax from income received from that corporation even after the corporation has already paid taxes on the same income.

Other examples of double taxation include income being taxed by a foreign government and by the U.S. government at the same time.

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