- Indirect taxes (VAT) to hide them in the price of goods.
- Prefer direct taxes collected in small increments over time (National Insurance) over yearly collection (Income Tax).
- Inflation, to steal from the past.
- Borrowing, to steal from the future.
- Increase tax complexity and use general spending categories in any budgets to conceal corruption and the wastefulness of state expenditure.
- Never repeal taxes introduced as a temporary measure when the emergency passes (50% income tax).
- Selective taxes designed to victimize unpopular groups (Bankers).
- Individual components of the state apparat to encourage protest and threaten to cut popular monopoly services if taxes are reduced.
Hat-tip: the Cato Institute's David Boaz