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Econ. 9.3 Economics of Taxation

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David Kays

on 7 January 2016

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Transcript of Econ. 9.3 Economics of Taxation

Econ 9.3 Current Tax Issues
& Reforms

Economic Impact of Taxes
Tax Reform
accelerated depreciation
: businesses allowed larger depreciation on plants
& equipment to save $$$$$
capital gains
: profits from sale of asset
held 12 months or longer
flat tax
: proportional tax on individual
income after a specified threshold has
been reached
Value-added tax
: tax on value added at
every stage of production process
Detail 3
Detail 4
Detail 1
Detail 2
Detail 3
Examing your paycheck
payroll withholding statement
explains tax deductions; is
attached to your payroll check
investment tax credit
: corp. could buy
tools & equipment, then receive tax
credit on $$$ spent
alternative minimum tax
min. of 20% paid regardless
of loopholes
* new law lowered capital gains tax
from 28% down to 20%
...similar to a national sales tax

- adds much revenue, is hard to
avoid, is widely spread, not visible to
consumer, easy to collect
- it does compete
with sales tax
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