Income Versus Consumption Tax Baselines For Tax Expenditures
This paper explores the implications of evaluating income tax preferences, or tax expenditures, under a consumption tax baseline. More specifically, it examines the conceptual differences between income and consumption tax baselines, and employs an X-tax prototype of a consumption tax to gauge the sensitivity of estimates to the two baselines. The tax expenditure estimates for capital income preferences are vastly different under the two regimes.
Volume (Year): 64 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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- Harry Grubert & T. Scott Newlon, 1997. "Taxing Consumption in a Global Economy," Books, American Enterprise Institute, number 52737, 2.
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