A Tax is said to be Regressive When its Burden Falls:
More heavily on the poor than on the rich.
A tax is said to be Regressive when it burden falls more heavily on the poor than on the rich. A Regressive tax, When a ratepayer pays a big percentage of his/her income in taxes that does the higher-income ratepayer. The Progressive tax is opposite of the regressive tax. Progressive tax a tax which takes a big percentage from the income of richer or high-income earners than it does from low-income individuals.