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fiscalité sauvage

English translation: illicit taxation

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French term or phrase:fiscalité sauvage
English translation:illicit taxation
Entered by: LAC
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08:20 Mar 19, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: fiscalité sauvage
In a document on a road rehabilitation project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Below is the full paragraph under the title of "indicateurs" for the section on "safety/ security conditions".
For "fiscalité sauvage", my first ideas all turn around illegal taxation, illegal taxing, etc. but I am not happy with that. Am I on the right track? Anyone have any better ideas?

"La présence de militaires incontrôlés dans les territoires concernés par les travaux de réhabilitation est un premier indicateur. Il est documenté par le témoignage des camionneurs et commerçants eux mêmes, de même que le second indicateur, qui est la pression « tracassière » qu’ils subissent (c’est à dire la fiscalité sauvage)."

PS Any original suggestions (I'm not satisfied with what my dictionaries propose!) for "tracassière" would also be welcome.

Thank you!
LAC
United States
Local time: 19:37
illegal tax collection; illicit taxation; extra-legal taxation
Explanation:
I would think "illegal taxation" would be just fine (this is what the Oxford Superlex gives), but if you are uncomfortable with that one, how about "illegal tax collection"--after all, this is not about a whole process, but rather some "freelancers" out there demanding "taxes" (really a form of armed robbery)?

See Google search results for this phrase at:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q="illegal t...

Otherwise, perhaps "illicit taxation/tax collection"? I find it in a context of terrorism, etc., for Tanzania:

dtproc5
... of Agriculture, Tanzania). Illicit taxation is difficult to reduce, especially where supply and demand conditions differ across borders. To be successful would ...
www.eagerproject.com/dtproc5.html

I also found a site where "extra-legal taxation/tax collection" is used:

[PDF] barracuda.msi-inc.com/strategy.pdf
... be financed by retained earnings, providing that government taxation or extra-legal taxation through corruption or through organized crime does not take all of ...
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 20:37
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Summary of answers provided
natax exaction / irksome pressureAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.
naillegal tax collection; illicit taxation; extra-legal taxation
Yolanda Broad
napredatory taxationLouis RIOUAL


  

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28 mins
predatory taxation


Explanation:
A form of extorsion by officials (aka racketeering)

Louis RIOUAL
Local time: 02:37
PRO pts in pair: 238

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35 mins
illegal tax collection; illicit taxation; extra-legal taxation


Explanation:
I would think "illegal taxation" would be just fine (this is what the Oxford Superlex gives), but if you are uncomfortable with that one, how about "illegal tax collection"--after all, this is not about a whole process, but rather some "freelancers" out there demanding "taxes" (really a form of armed robbery)?

See Google search results for this phrase at:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q="illegal t...

Otherwise, perhaps "illicit taxation/tax collection"? I find it in a context of terrorism, etc., for Tanzania:

dtproc5
... of Agriculture, Tanzania). Illicit taxation is difficult to reduce, especially where supply and demand conditions differ across borders. To be successful would ...
www.eagerproject.com/dtproc5.html

I also found a site where "extra-legal taxation/tax collection" is used:

[PDF] barracuda.msi-inc.com/strategy.pdf
... be financed by retained earnings, providing that government taxation or extra-legal taxation through corruption or through organized crime does not take all of ...


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 20:37
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
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43 mins
tax exaction / irksome pressure


Explanation:
SEE TERMIUM DEFINITION:
The wrongful act of an officer or other person in compelling payment of a fee or a reward for his services, under color of his official authority, where no payment is due.

pression tracassière is almost "harassment". What about:



    TERMIUM, Internet, Oxford Dictionary
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 02:37
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 187

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