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Reforming the U.S. Tax System

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  • Bob Carbaugh
  • Koushik Ghosh

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The suddenly enormous budget deficit has unleashed discussion of tax reform in the United States. The intricate web of deductions, credits, and various loopholes distorts incentives. But reforming the tax system could also enable the country to raise more tax revenue in economically efficient and socially just ways. The authors provide a primer about the available choices.

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  • Bob Carbaugh & Koushik Ghosh, 2011. "Reforming the U.S. Tax System," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 54(2), pages 61-79.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:54:y:2011:i:2:p:61-79
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132540203
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