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How Tax Complexity and Enforcement Affect the Equity and Efficiency of the Income Tax

  • Kaplow, Louis
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    Provides a conceptual framework (similar to that used to justify tax base and rate structure choices) for assessing complexity, compliance and enforcement costs of incremental reforms and fundamental restructuring of the tax system.

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    Article provided by National Tax Association in its journal National Tax Journal.

    Volume (Year): 49 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 135-50

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    Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:49:y:1996:i:no._1:p:135-50
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    1. Blumenthal, Marsha & Slemrod, Joel, 1992. "The Compliance Cost of the U.S. Individual Income Tax System: A Second Look After Tax Reform," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 45(2), pages 185-202, June.
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