Consumption-based Direct Taxes: A Guided Tour of the Amusement Park
AbstractAlthough consumption-based direct taxation has long been advocated in academic and policy circles, very few countries have actually implemented such taxes.This article provides an overview of alternative approaches to direct consumption taxation and examines arguments favoring consumption taxes over income taxes. It then describes and analyzes efforts at "fundamental tax reform" involving replacing an income tax with a consumption tax in the United States and in several developing countries and countries in transition from socialism in which the authors have been involved.
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Volume (Year): 63 (2007)
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- Charles E. McLure & George R. Zodrow, 2007. "Consumption-Based Direct Taxes: A Guide Tour of the Amusement Park," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0716, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
- H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
- H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
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