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Taxing Ourselves: A Citizens Guide to the Debate Over Taxes Joel Slemrod

Taxing Ourselves: A Citizens Guide to the Debate Over Taxes

Joel Slemrod

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ISBN : 9780262195058
Hardcover
382 pages
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To follow the debate over U.S. tax reform, the interested citizen is forced to choose between misleading sound bites and academic treatises. Taxing Ourselves bridges the gap between the two by presenting in clear non-technical language the key issuesMoreTo follow the debate over U.S. tax reform, the interested citizen is forced to choose between misleading sound bites and academic treatises. Taxing Ourselves bridges the gap between the two by presenting in clear non-technical language the key issues in U.S. tax reform: who should pay taxes, how taxes affect the economy and whether to reform or replace the current tax system. The authors discuss various alternative proposals in detail, including the flat tax and the sales tax, but they are not advocates for any of them- instead, they provide readers with the knowledge and the tools - including an informative overview of the U.S. tax system and an invaluable voters guide to the tax policy debate - to make their own informed choices about how American citizens should tax themselves. The third edition of this popular guide has been extensively revised and updated to cover all changes in U.S. tax laws through to May 2003 and to reflect the most recent research and relevant data. It also provides new or expanded treatment of issues in the current debate, including tax cuts and whether they stimulate the economy, savings incentives, double taxation of corporate income, the estate tax, c