Tax Reform: A Reference Handbook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Business & Economics - 276 pages
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Dissatisfaction with high taxes is literally an American tradition; indeed, the American Revolution that led to the founding of the United States started as a tax revolt. Today, widespread displeasure with our tax system continues, as demonstrated by the strong anti-tax position of the recent Tea Party movement.

"Tax Reform: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition" introduces lay readers to taxes in general, the U.S. tax system in particular, and the issues involved in reforming the system. Details regarding past tax reform measures are provided to lend relevance and perspective to recent tax reform proposals, such as replacing the income tax (and the IRS) with a federal sales tax. The author stresses political rather than technical issues, and presents all viewpoints on this hotly debated topic fairly.

  

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Tax Reform: A Reference Handbook

User Review  - Sue White - Book Verdict

Jurinskiís (attorney and law, Univ. of Portland; Religion in the Schools) update of his 2000 edition (LJ 2/1/2001) discusses history and background and federal, state, and local issues; he also offers ... Read full review

TAX REFORM

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Jurinski (law, Univ. of Portland) offers a concise, nontechnical introduction to different types of taxes, usefully explaining such concepts as the goals of taxation, how taxes are enacted, tax base ... Read full review

Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
29
3 Special US Issues
69
4 Chronology
95
5 Biographical Sketches
135
6 Data and Documents
151
7 Directory of Organizations and Associations
221
8 Resources
233
Glossary
255
Index
267
About the Author
277
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Jurinski is associate professor of law at the University of Portland.

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