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The Fair Tax Book

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The Fair Tax Book by Neal Boortz,John Linder Book Resume:

Wouldn’t you love to abolish the IRS . . .Keep all the money in your paycheck . . .Pay taxes on what you spend, not what you earn . . .And eliminate all the fraud, hassle, and waste of our current system? Then the FairTax is for you. In the face of the outlandish American tax burden, talk-radio firebrand Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder are leading the charge to phase out our current, unfair system and enact the FairTax Plan-replacing the federal income tax and withholding system with a simple 23 percent retail sales tax. This dramatic revision of the current system, which would eliminate the reviled IRS, has already caught fire in the American heartland, with more than 600,000 taxpayers signing on in support of the plan. As Boortz and Linder reveal in this first book on the FairTax, this radical but eminently sensible plan would end the annual national nightmare of filing income tax returns, while at the same time enlarging the federal tax base by collecting sales tax from every retail consumer in the country. The FairTax, they argue, would transform the fearsome bureaucracy of the IRS into a more transparent, accountable—and equitable—tax collection system. Endorsed by scores of leading economists—and supported by a huge and growing grassroots movement—the FairTax Plan could revolutionize the way America pays for itself.

Summary: The Fair Tax Book

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Summary: The Fair Tax Book by BusinessNews Publishing Book Resume:

The must-read summary of Neal Boortz and John Linder's book: "The FairTax Book: Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS". This complete summary of "The FairTax Book" by Neal Boortz and John Linder outlines their proposal for a new way of raising revenue in the US with FairTax, a flat-rate sales tax. They explain the concept of FairTax, how it differs from the current tax regime and how it could bring huge benefits by transforming the bureaucracy of the IRS. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand taxation and consumer behaviour in the US • Expand your knowledge of global economics and politics To learn more, read "The FairTax Book" and discover how we can change the current tax system to bring better benefits for all.

Fair Taxation

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Fair Taxation by United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee. Subcommittee on International Trade, Finance, and Security Economics Book Resume:

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Fair and Equitable Tax Policy for America's Working Families

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Fair and Equitable Tax Policy for America's Working Families by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means Book Resume:

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Transportation Employee Fair Taxation Act of 1999 and Consent of Congress to the Kansas and Missouri Metropolitan Culture District Compact

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Transportation Employee Fair Taxation Act of 1999 and Consent of Congress to the Kansas and Missouri Metropolitan Culture District Compact by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law Book Resume:

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Fundamental Tax Reform

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Fundamental Tax Reform by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means Book Resume:

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A Citizen's Guide to the New Tax Reforms

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A Citizen's Guide to the New Tax Reforms by Joseph A. Pechman Book Resume:

Describes and compares the new tax reform proposals before Congress, and explains why this issue is receiving a high priority in 1985

Business Taxation in Ontario

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Business Taxation in Ontario by Duanjie Chen,Ontario. Fair Tax Commission Book Resume:

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Issues in the Taxation of Individuals

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Issues in the Taxation of Individuals by Kathleen Mary Day,Ontario. Fair Tax Commission Book Resume:

A series of publications has been undertaken by University of Toronto Press in cooperation with the Fair Tax Commission to make the research studies available. This volume includes papers on a range of issues relating to potential reforms of taxes on individuals.

A Fair Share of Tax

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A Fair Share of Tax by Lotta Björklund Larsen Book Resume:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book takes a taxpayer's perspective on the relations taxation creates between people and their state. Björklund Larsen proposes that in order to understand tax compliance and cheating, we have to look beyond law, psychological experiments and surveys to also include tax collectors and taxpayers' practices. The text explores the view of taxes seen as citizen’s explicit economic relation to the state and implicit economic relation to all other compatriots. Björklund Larsen directs our gaze onto the concept of reciprocity, which is often proposed as an explanation in tax compliance research, and explores its diverse meanings and implications ethnographically. The empirical cases are based on ethnography from two opposing tax practices in Sweden. Firstly, from a study of analysts, auditors, legal experts and managers at the Swedish Tax Agency and how they, quite successfully, strive for legitimacy in their tax collecting activities. Secondly, from fieldwork among a group of middle-aged Swedes and how they justify their purchasing work off the books – essentially tax-cheating practices. Sweden is a modern welfare society with citizens holding rational and secular values, yet trusting their government and fellow citizens. Sweden also has a high tax burden that is collected by one of its most revered governmental agencies – the Swedish Tax Agency - making it an interesting case studying tax compliance.

Reforming the US Corporate Tax

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Top Multistate Tax Issues for 2008 CPE Course

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Top Multistate Tax Issues for 2008 CPE Course by CCH Incorporated Book Resume:

The state tax laws are always changing. Never has this observation been so true as now. The complex interrelationship of phased-in and delayed new law effective dates, changing state revenue department rules, and an ever-changing mix of taxpayer wins and losses in the courts creates the need for the tax practitioner to constantly stay on top of the new rules and reassess tax strategies at the start of every year. The rules this year are significantly different from the rules last year, and the rules next year promise to be different from those governing this year. This is a fact of life for the modern-day state tax practitioner.CCH's Top Multistate Tax Issues for 2008 Course is a helpful resource that provides explanations of significant laws, regulations, decisions and issues that affect multistate tax practitioners. Readers get the guidance, insights and analysis on important provisions and their impact on multistate tax compliance and tax planning. It's the top quality tax review and analysis that every state tax practitioner needs to keep a step ahead. Topics covered include: - Economic Nexus - FIN 48 - Passive Investment Companies - Real Estate Valuation - State Tax Appeals Process - Valuation of Real Estate

The Flat Tax

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The Flat Tax by Robert E. Hall,Alvin Rabushka Book Resume:

This new and updated edition of The Flat Tax—called "the bible of the flat tax movement" by Forbes—explains what's wrong with our present tax system and offers a practical alternative. Hall and Rabushka set forth what many believe is the most fair, efficient, simple, and workable tax reform plan on the table: tax all income, once only, at a uniform rate of 19 percent.

Spanking City Hall, Dominatrix to Political Activist

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Spanking City Hall, Dominatrix to Political Activist by Melyssa Hubbard Book Resume:

Melyssa Hubbard's new book, Spanking City Hall, is the true story of an account executive who reinvented herself as a dominatrix in a Midwestern city. Harassed then sued by city government, Miss Ann stood her ground and fought for her right to conduct her legal businesses. She became involved in local politics, went on to fight unfair taxation, and created the first grassroots Tea Party movement in Indiana which helped oust the mayor who targeted her. Sometimes outrageous and always courageous, the book takes the reader into the gritty world of a career dominatrix. There she learned her life's purpose, battling both internal and external conflict on a surprising path to self-actualization. This memoir promises a fascinating journey for readers interested in alternative lifestyles, politics, psychology, philosophy and spirituality.

Tax Cheating

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Tax Cheating by Donald Morris Book Resume:

From unreported gambling winnings and inflated claims of the value of clothing donated to charity to money hidden in Swiss bank accounts and high-profile tax schemes plotted by celebrities and business leaders, the range of tax cheating opportunities is wide and the boundaries and moral status can be hazy. Considering the behavior of individuals and small businesses as well as the involvement of congress and the IRS, Donald Morris combines insights from law, psychology, sociology, criminology, accounting, economics, and philosophy to examine the ethical issues surrounding tax cheating and implications for tax policy.

Home Grown Enemies

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Home Grown Enemies by Kenneth Hoffman Book Resume:

Home Grown Enemies: Was inspired by the American people and our do nothing elected officials in Washington. Inside the covers you will read about what our representatives have done to America, and it is not good. We have not had a leader since Ronald Reagan, and it has taken its toll. We American’s that work, and contribute our hard earned money to support the government are fed up with 1/3 of our tax dollars being wasted. We have come to the conclusion that being an elected official is very similar to being a prostitute one sells their body, and the other their soul for a few dollars. We feel that the one that sells their body may be more honorable because, they did not swear on a Bible to be honorable! Inside the covers of Home Grown Enemies: you will find a ton of constructive criticism’s, and common sense solutions to the issues being talked about. There are many, and our representatives are not addressing a single one of them, by offering a positive common sense workable solution. Here are a few of the challenges offered Washington, and go wanting. Waste, illegal aliens, Welfare, social security, and a host of other issues, we have listed 16 items of concern. You must read: Home Grown Enemies, is very interesting it covers subjects in a manner no one else has dared to. It simply says what most American people think about you elected officials.

The Matthew Effect

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The Matthew Effect by Daniel Rigney Book Resume:

The old saying does often seem to hold true: the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, creating a widening gap between those who have more and those who have less. The sociologist Robert K. Merton called this phenomenon the Matthew effect, named after a passage in the gospel of Matthew. Yet the more closely we examine the sociological effects of this principle, the more complicated the idea becomes. Initial advantage doesn't always lead to further advantage, and disadvantage doesn't necessarily translate into failure. Does this theory need to be revisited? Merton's arguments have significant implications for our conceptions of equality and justice, and they challenge our beliefs about culture, education, and public policy. His hypothesis has been examined across a variety of social arenas, including science, technology, politics, and schooling, to see if, in fact, advantage begets further advantage. Daniel Rigney is the first to evaluate Merton's theory of cumulative advantage extensively, considering both the conditions that uphold the Matthew effect and the circumstances that cause it to fail. He explores whether growing inequality is beyond human control or disparity is socially constructed and subject to change. Reexamining our core assumptions about society, Rigney causes us to rethink the sources of inequity.


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Leverage by Karl Denninger Book Resume:

How the wealthy and powerful abuse finance to skim immense profits Debasement of the dollar as a result of ill-use of leverage is destroying the global economy, and in Leverage, well known market commentator Karl Denninger follows the path of money throughout history to prove that currencies are debased when moneyed and powerful interests pull the levers of government and policy to enrich themselves at the expense of the masses. The result is ugly: the value of everything—including gold—falls, and even personal safety is at risk in a world where there is limited money even for essentials like food and fuel. History is littered with the collapse of monetary and economic systems from Rome to Germany to Zimbabwe. Presents an inside look at how moneyed and powerful interests debase the dollar through the willful and intentional failure to honestly represent short and long-term mathematical truths that underlie all economic systems Shows how, if imbalances are not corrected, financial crises will reoccur again and again Authored by Karl Denninger, who has been running the popular website The Market Ticker since 2007

Fair Not Flat

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Fair Not Flat by Edward J. McCaffery Book Resume:

Everyone knows that the current tax system is unfair. Some of the richest people in America pay no tax, while a huge share of the tax burden falls on the rest of us. A mere glance at the tax code confirms that it is far too complex, with volumes of rules that no ordinary person could possibly comprehend. What is to be done? Some conservatives have called for a so-called flat tax. But a flat tax is not necessarily a simple tax, and "flat" means "more" for most taxpayers: a rise in middle-class taxes to finance tax cuts for the rich. Is there another choice? In clear, easy-to-understand language, Edward J. McCaffery proposes a straightforward and fair alternative. A "fair not flat" tax that is consistent and progressive would tax spending, not income and savings. And if it were collected at its lower levels through a national sales tax, most people would not have to file a return. A supplemental tax on spending for the wealthiest individuals would make the national sales tax progressive. Under McCaffery's system, a family of four would pay no tax on their first $20,000 in spending, and 15 percent on the next $60,000. Only the few families who spend more than $80,000 a year would be subject to the supplemental tax. Necessities would be taxed less than ordinary and luxury items. No one would be taxed directly on savings. The estate and gift or so-called death tax would be abolished, for the simple reason that dead people don't spend. The "fair not flat" tax would fall on heirs when and as they spend their good fortune. Perhaps best of all, most Americans would not have to fill out tax returns. Simpler, more efficient, fairer, and more reflective of America's current social values, McCaffery's "fair not flat" tax could help get us out of the tax mess that politicians and special interests have gotten us into, improving the whole country in the process. Read Fair Not Flat to find out how. “In Fair Not Flat, Mr. McCaffery lays out the case for a consumption tax. He does so in a reader-friendly way, presenting his argument with very few footnotes, equations or technical terms. The consumption of the book, so to speak, is not at all taxing. And its argument is well worth pondering.”—Bruce Bartlett, Wall Street Journal

Taxes & You

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Taxes & You by N.A Book Resume:

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America is Now a Socialistic Country

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America is Now a Socialistic Country by John D. Rigazio Book Resume:

The IRS must be replaced The IRS is not producing the revenues needed to grow our economy. The fact that more poor and lower income Americans pay little or no taxes and the rich and big business have tax loopholes, plus the growing number of Americans who don’t even file any income taxes, compiled with many tax cheaters – it’s little wonder why federal revenues are declining when they should be increasing. We also have a growing underground economy in America as more and more Americans and illegals are dealing with cash only and not paying any income taxes. This underground economy is at least $500 billion a year. We must have a national consumption tax (aka national volume added or national sales tax) as of Jan. 1, 2011. We can make it 10 percent on everything. Five percent of this national consumption tax goes to the federal government and five percent goes to the states to pay for the unfunded mandates the federal government passes. Also, as of 2011, the IRS should cut IRS taxes in half and make them much more simple. In a year or two, if the national consumer tax increases federal and state revenues, we can double it to 20 percent and nearly eliminate the IRS. A national value added sales tax will let America receive revenues from goods sold in America by slave labor countries and eliminate the cash-only underground economy. Whereas I suggest that the states receive 50 percent of the revenue received by a national sales tax (aka value added tax) the states could collect and monitor this tax. With the exception of two or three states with no sales tax, they could implement and enforce this consumption tax with a few new employees. We must financially help the states because a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Health care bill is not funded President Obama said, “This health care legislation will be the greatest legislation since Roosevelt passed the Social Security Act.” However, unlike Social Security, it is an unfunded mandate which exceeds the ability of big and small businesses to pay for. It is a socialistic boondoggle incognito. It is my opinion that big business and small business cannot afford to pay for health insurance for the many Americans whom they employ. The health care bill will cause more unemployment in America.

Black to the Right

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Black to the Right by Lawrence Dunbar Book Resume:

The United States Constitution isn’t the perfect document but for 234 years, it provided a direction for us to follow and maintain our peace and liberty. Over recent years it has been stretched to a point where most see it as an obstacle to taking full control of our destiny. You are invited to serve on the frontlines to ensure the breaking point never occurs. Though the battle against those that want it obsolete would not be easy, we have history on our side and for that we fight on.

The Ultimate Philosophy

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The Ultimate Philosophy by Jon Will Book Resume:

While no two humans are exactly the same, we are all of one race, the human race, and we all share the experience of life in an essentially identical carbon-based life-form structure. We all work for continuing survival while in this structure, and hope for a happy, safe, and good life for ourselves and for our loved ones. Therefore, everyone has a common desire for the best life attainable. "Utopia" is the word used to denote the best life attainable. Since each person has his or her own unique vision of Utopia, the only universally agreeable description of Utopia is "the ability for each person to live in his or her own vision of paradise." Humanity should strive to obtain that ability. This book shows how Utopia can be achieved.

National Tax Policy in Europe

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National Tax Policy in Europe by Krister Andersson,Eva Eberhartinger,Lars Oxelheim Book Resume:

The book is dedicated to the question of how much room for national tax policy Member States of the European Union will be able to maintain in the future. It focuses on the possibilities Member States have and the limits they face, such as the need to finance the welfare state or limits of European and International Law. The research question is looked at from different angles. Economic as well as legal aspects are included.

Sensible Tax Reform

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Sensible Tax Reform by Christopher M. Korth Book Resume:

The Internal Revenue Code of the American government is badly broken. Its more than seventy-seven thousand pages have created a tax system that is not understood by the businesses and individuals that must abide by it. Perhaps even worse, it is also not understood by either the Congressmen who wrote it or the Internal Revenue Service that is supposed to enforce it. What originated as a system for financing the federal government has devolved into a confusing system for what Newt Gingrich described as both left-wing and right-wing “social engineering.” Our Internal Revenue Code has been corrupted beyond repair. It needs to be completely revised. Many economists believe that a new federal tax system based upon consumption would be far superior to the current one based upon income. Simpler, more just, and much healthier for the economy, this type of system would: -sharply increase both personal income and business profits-encourage saving-discourage borrowing -be much easier to implement than an income-based tax system -save and create millions of jobs in this country Sensible Tax Reform—Simple, Just and Effective is a comprehensive yet relatively simple tax-reform proposal based primarily upon a federal consumption tax. The STR plan will completely replace our existing income-based federal tax system with a revolutionary new one. Businesses will pay no federal income or payroll taxes. Individuals will pay no payroll taxes (i.e., Social Security and Medicare), and few will pay any income taxes either. STR will open excellent opportunities for Americans to improve their standards of living and for our companies to regain the competitive vigor lost to the weak economy of recent years.

Fairness in Taxation

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Fairness in Taxation by John G. Head,Ontario. Fair Tax Commission Book Resume:

The papers in this volume explore the idea of distributive justice and fairness in taxation. The collection begins with Head's excellent presentation and analysis of equity in the public finance literature. The other authors, starting from this point, critique and amplify the concept from various philosophical perspectives and academic disciplines.

Summary: The End of Prosperity

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Summary: The End of Prosperity by BusinessNews Publishing Book Resume:

The must-read summary of Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore and Peter J. Tanous's book: “The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy if We Let it Happen”. This complete summary of "The End of Prosperity" presents the authors' argument that the US is moving away from the very growth policies it invented and that led to its high standard of living. They believe that if taxes continue to rise, the prosperity of the US is seriously at risk. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand taxation rates in the US and their implications for economic growth • Expand your knowledge of economics and American politics To learn more, read "The End of Prosperity" and discover how higher taxes pose a threat to economic growth and prosperity.

Principles of International Taxation

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Principles of International Taxation by Angharad Miller,Lynne Oats Book Resume:

This superb book will guide the reader through the key issues and practical aspects of international tax practice. It demonstrates how different global tax systems interact and how to prevent paying more tax than necessary. The basic principles of each aspect of international taxation are outlined and then examined in greater depth and detail. This updated third edition includes coverage of both UK and EU legislation and regulation, as well as the key cases and rulings. Complicated double taxation concepts are clearly illustrated with examples and diagrams to help the reader quickly understand how they'll apply in practice. Examples of policies adopted in other countries are included, along with specialist commentary and guidance.

Corporate Tax Reform

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Corporate Tax Reform by Martin A. Sullivan Book Resume:

Corporate tax reform is in the air. Competitive pressures from globalization, as well as skyrocketing budget deficits, are forcing lawmakers to rethink how America’s largest businesses are taxed. Some want to close “loopholes.” Others want to end all U.S. tax on foreign profits. Some want to lower rates, while still others want to abolish the corporate tax altogether and replace it with an entirely new system. Unlike many other books on tax policy, Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century is not selling an idea or approaching the issue from a particular political slant. It boils down the complexity of corporate taxation into simple language so readers can make up their own minds about the future of this controversial tax. For too long, the issue of corporate tax reform has been the exclusive domain of lawyers and economists who devote their entire adult lives to studying the tax. Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century opens the door on these issues to all concerned citizens by providing a compact guide to the economics and politics of the current debate on corporate tax reform. Provides an overview of the corporate tax and the possibilities for reform Discusses the impact on businesspeople and individual taxpayers Boils down complex tax concepts boiled into simple language Spurs lively discussion of the political issues without political bias Includes a discussion of ideas for revamping taxes for individuals, since the corporate and individual tax codes are interrelated

Systems of General Sales Taxation

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Systems of General Sales Taxation by Robert F. W. van Brederode Book Resume:

This book gives and general overview of sales taxes and describes main characteristics of consumption taxation. It also provides an economic analysis of all the taxes covered and related tax issues such as tax shifting, tax incidence, the economic effect of reduced rates and exemptions, tax accumulation, regressivity, and the Laffer curve approach. In addition, it offers a tax policy approach in regard to specific economic sectors such as the treatment of small enterprises, financial services, and real property. The author further focuses on contrasts between US sales tax and European VAT (in regard of e-commerce and the treatment of capital goods). The work also offers legal analysis in areas such as cross-border transactions and US constitutional restraints.

Administrative Ethics and Development Administration

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Administrative Ethics and Development Administration by Jean Claude García Zamor Book Resume:

Most critical issues of government and public administration involve ethical dilemmas. Policy decisions by bureaucrats in both the industrialized countries and the developing ones are often made in the context of conflicting ethical and moral issues. Administrative ethics is a system of rules enforced by such administrative sanctions as demotion and firing, as opposed to rules enforced by such civil or criminal sanctions as monetary penalties or imprisonment. This book illustrates how the weakness of public-sector institutions in developing countries has deprived these nations of the capability to perform these functions and how sound administrative ethics can strengthen these institutions. Administrative Ethics and Development establishes a clear and vital connection between administrative ethics, successful modern economies, and good democratic governments in both the industrialized and the developing countries.

Budget 2007

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Budget 2007 by Great Britain. Treasury Book Resume:

The Budget sets out the Government's plans for taxation, public spending and economic growth for the coming year. It focuses on providing support for pensioners and families, increasing employment opportunities and protecting the environment. Measures announced in the 2007 Budget include: basic rate of income tax to be reduced from 22 pence to 20 pence from April 2008; higher rate income tax threshold to be raised by £800 a year in April 2009; Working Tax Credit threshold to be increased by £1200 to £6420 in April 2008; higher personal allowances for those aged 65 or over to be raised by £1180 in April 2008; Child Tax Credit to be increased by £150 per year in April 2008 and Child Benefit for the eldest child to be raised to £20 a week in April 2010; headline Corporation Tax to be lowered from 30 per cent to 28 per cent from April 2008; increase of 2 pence per litre in fuel duty rates from 1 October 2007; changes to Vehicle Excise Duty for the next three years, with rates for the most polluting cars rising to £400 and for clean cars falling to £35; duty on beer and cider rises to 1p a pint, 5p for wine, 11p for cigarettes; Inheriatnce Tax threshold will rise from £285,000 to £350,000 in 2010; ISA savings limit up from £3,000 to £3,600; measures to improve energy efficiency of all homes by the end of the next decade.

The USA Tax

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The USA Tax by Laurence S. Seidman Book Resume:

Although proposals for "flat" taxes have received a good deal of attention, a majority of Americans say that, for reasons of fairness, they favor a progressive tax. The USA Tax: A Progressive Consumption Tax presents an alternative to both the present tax system and a flat tax. The USA (unlimited savings allowance) tax is a progressive consumption tax that differs fundamentally from our current tax structure in that it taxes consumption rather than income. In April 1995, the USA tax bill was introduced into the United States Senate. Whatever the fate of the bill, this book is an important contribution to the literature on the theory and design of a progressive consumption tax. The USA tax has two components—the household tax, which replaces the current household income tax, and the business tax, which replaces the corporate income tax. A fundamental purpose of the USA tax is to raise the level of national saving and investment. It accomplishes this by making all household saving and business investment in capital goods tax-deductible. Seidman describes the ideals on which the USA tax is founded: the household component is based on the progressive personal consumption tax, and the business component is based on the consumption-type value-added tax (VAT). He then shows how the version of the USA household tax presented in the 1995 bill differs in critical aspects from the ideal of a personal consumption tax, and how it can be improved by amendments. Seidman devotes most of his book to the impact on saving, the issue of fairness, practical design options, simplification, and a variety of questions and criticisms. The book, written in straightforward language, will help guide the non-economist through the coming debates on the USA tax.