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The more money you make, the higher taxes you pay.

Antonym: flat tax
We need to make taxation more progressive and raise taxes on the wealthy.
by The Drafted's guitar player August 14, 2005
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An income tax that becomes more and more burdensome and/or complex over time.

Progressive income tax
The "progressive income tax" like the income tax system of the United States of America is one of the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.
by Jon Davis January 14, 2004
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