Decrease In Accumulated Revenue

Taxpaying individuals can also be harmed by the laundering of money. This is mainly due to the fact that there is a decrease in governmental revenue (lost tax revenue), so the taxpayers, however not directly, are still affected. Collecting and assessing the taxes is also an issue as well, as it becomes increasingly difficult if people are trying to stealthy cover their financial assets. Both of these would cause an increase in tax rates as the government has to make up for lost revenue, which hurts the normal, honest taxpayer.