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Guilt tax is the unspoken guilty feeling one has when they are recipients of a generous gift, and mostly likely, have failed to reciprocate at the equal level. The guilt tax is especially high during the holidays when wealthier parents or friends give lavish gifts.
Karen to sister Beth: "Oh my gosh, Mom got me this expensive bracelet for Hannukah and all I got her was a pepper mill."
Beth: "Too bad for you! You're going to be paying the guilt tax for months!"
by Fun&Nice December 19, 2014
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