black money Can we refer to illegal money as black as in spanish?
Mar 10, 2014 9:45 PM
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Yes, there is a black market also. Black money can be defined as money that is earned illegally, or on which the necessary tax is not paid.
March 10, 2014
Black money is a term I have never heard used anywhere in English. You could call it black market money - that would be understood. We use the term 'on the black market' to refer to dealings in cash only in order to avoid tax and hide activities from the police etc. 'Dirty money' is a slang term often used, also 'laundering money' is the term used for shifting money gained illegally (e.g by drug deals) through legal activities. In the hit TV series 'Breaking Bad' the huge amounts of drug money were laundered through other businesses.
March 17, 2014
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