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Slemrod, Joel

Works: 204 works in 938 publications in 1 language and 20,130 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HJ4652, 336.205
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Taxing ourselves a citizen's guide to the great debate over tax reform by Joel Slemrod( file )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 3,382 libraries worldwide
Annotation A majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the current income tax system. They complain that taxes are too high, complicated, difficult, unfair, and sometimes intrusive to enforce. Yet how should the system be fixed? In Taxing Ourselves, Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija offer a guide to the tax reform debate in clear, nontechnical language without misleading the reader with oversimplifications. The second edition takes account of tax developments through 1998, examines recent research on the economic impact of taxation, and includes a new appendix containing the key statistics on the U.S. tax system throughout its history. The book gives a historical perspective on taxation in the United States along with a concise description of our current federal income tax system. It reviews basic criteria by which tax policy should be judged and examines how the tax burden is distributed and what is known about the economic effects of taxation. The book then covers the key elements of various tax reform proposals, including a single rate, a clean base, and a consumption base. The book closes with a voter's guide to tax reform for the concerned citizen to keep handy when the rhetoric heats up & mdash;as it inevitably will during the 2000 presidential campaign & mdash;to help separate fact from fiction and reality from campaign promises
Taxing ourselves : a citizen's guide to the debate over taxes by Joel Slemrod( file )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,187 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: As Albert Einstein may or may not have said, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." Indeed, to follow the debate over 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 discussing the key issues clearly and without a political agenda: Should the federal income tax be replaced with a flat tax or sales tax? Should it be left in place and reformed? Can tax cuts stimulate the economy, or will higher deficits undermine any economic benefit? Tax policy experts Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija lay out in accessible language what is known and not known about how taxes affect the economy, offer guidelines for evaluating tax systems, and provide enough information to assess both the current income tax system and the leading proposals to reform or replace it (including the flat tax and the consumption tax). The fourth edition of this popular guide has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest information, covering such recent developments as the Bush administration's tax cuts (which expire in 2011) and the alternatives proposed by the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. Slemrod and Bakija provide us with the knowledge and the tools-including an invaluable voter's guide to the tax policy debate-to make our own informed choices about how we should tax ourselves
Do taxes matter? the impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 by Joel Slemrod( file )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,612 libraries worldwide
Taxes in America : what everyone needs to know by Leonard Burman( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,543 libraries worldwide
Most contemporary Americans know little about how their tax system works. But with heated debates over taxation now roiling Congress and the nation, an understanding of our tax system is of vital importance. In this book the authors, both tax scholars, offer explanations of how our tax system works, how it affects people and businesses, and how it might be improved. Organized in a question-and-answer format, the book describes the intricacies of the modern tax system. The authors begin with the basic definitions of taxes and then delve into more complicated and indeed contentious concerns. They address such questions as how to recognize Fool's Gold tax reform plans ; How much more tax could the IRS collect with better enforcement? ; How do tax burdens vary around the world? ; Why do corporations pay so little tax, even though they earn trillions of dollars every year? ; And what kind of tax system is most conducive to economic growth? They discuss key issues such as the large number of social programs hidden in the tax code, how taxes affect the economy, how the burdens of taxation are distributed, and the costs of running the tax code on both the IRS and taxpayers. They also dive into the political process, the genesis of ill-advised tax ideas, and options to improve the tax system. With the U.S. struggling to recover from the deepest economic recession since the 1930s, facing a mountain of debt, it is important for Americans to understand the tax system. This book describes modern tax realities, and educates Americans about the issues in the debate about tax reform
The crisis in tax administration ( file )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
Annotation "The chapters in this volume evaluate the capacity of authorities to enforce the tax laws in a modern, global economy and examine the implications of failing to do so. Specific aspects of tax law, including tax shelters, issues relating to small businesses, tax software, role of tax preparers, and the objectives of tax simplification are examined in detail." "The volume also builds a conceptual basis for future scholarship, with regard not only to tax administration, but also to such fundamental questions as whether taxpayers respond mostly to economic incentives or are influenced by their experiences with the filing process and what is the proper framework for evaluating the allocation of resources within the IRS."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Taxation in the global economy by Assaf Razin( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 915 libraries worldwide
The increasing globalization of economic activity is bringing an awareness of the international consequences of tax policy. The move toward the common European market in 1992 raises the important question of how inefficiencies in the various tax systems?such as self-defeating tax competition among member nations?will be addressed. As barriers to trade and investment tumble, cross-national differences in tax structures may loom larger and create incentives for relocations of capital and labor; and efficient and equitable income tax systems are becoming more difficult to administer and enforce
Studies in international taxation by Alberto Giovannini( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 libraries worldwide
As a united global economy evolves, economists and policymakers are forced to consider whether the current system of taxing income is inconsistent with the trend toward liberalized world financial flows and increased international competition. To help assess existing tax policies and incentives, this volume presents new research on how taxes affect the investment and financing decisions of multinationals today.The contributors examine the effects of taxation on decisions about international financial management, business investment, and international income shifting. They consider the influenc
Tax progressivity and income inequality by Joel Slemrod( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 libraries worldwide
The papers document the changes during the 1980s in progressivity at the federal, state, and local levels in the United States. Conceptual issues about how to measure progressivity are investigated, as well as the extent to which declining progressivity contributed to the well-documented increase in income inequality over the past two decades
Does Atlas shrug? : the economic consequences of taxing the rich ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Taxing corporate income in the 21st century by Alan J Auerbach( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
A state-of-the-art examination of the impact and wisdom of taxing corporate income
Rethinking estate and gift taxation ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Behavioral public finance ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Tax policy in the real world by Joel Slemrod( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
This text discusses tax policy issues in non-technical language, showing how the principles of tax analysis can be applied to real-world issues. Among the topics addressed are the practical feasibility of consumption tax, alternatives to income tax and the effect of tax policy on economic growth
Why people pay taxes : tax compliance and enforcement ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Tax systems by Joel Slemrod( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
"Despite its theoretical elegance, the standard optimal tax model has significant limitations. In this book, Joel Slemrod and Christian Gillitzer argue that tax analysis must move beyond the emphasis on optimal tax rates and bases to consider such aspects of taxation as administration, compliance, and remittance. Slemrod and Gillitzer explore what they term a tax-systems approach, which takes tax evasion seriously; revisits the issue of remittance, or who writes the check to cover tax liability (employer or employee, retailer or consumer); incorporates administrative and compliance costs; recognizes a range of behavioral responses to tax rates; considers nonstandard instruments, including tax base breadth and enforcement effort; and acknowledges that tighter enforcement is sometimes a more socially desirable way to raise revenue than an increase in statutory tax rates. Policy makers, Slemrod and Gillitzer argue, would be well advised to recognize the interrelationship of tax rates, bases, enforcement, and administration, and acknowledge that tax policy is really tax-systems policy."--Publisher's website
Fiscal reform in Colombia : problems and prospects ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
"Colombia, once a model of fiscal discipline for other Latin American nations, has seen its fiscal situation deteriorate since the early 1990s. Higher government spending, taxes that did not keep pace with expenditures, and severe recession led to an unsustainable debt-to-GDP ratio of 52 percent in 2002. Short-term tax increases, even coupled with spending reforms, have not restored Colombia to fiscal balance. A Colombian government commission charged with researching more long-term tax and fiscal reforms gave rise to the selected essays included in this book, each coauthored by Colombian and North American public finance experts. The analyses and recommendations have particular policy relevance for developing economies."--BOOK JACKET
The taxation of multinational corporations by Joel Slemrod( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
This volume presents state-of-the-art empirical and conceptual research on the taxation of multinational corporations. Topics include: rules for the allocation of interest expense between domestic (U.S.) and foreign-source income; compliance with the foreign tax provision of the U.S. tax code; an international comparison of the average effective rates of corporate taxation of multinationals; the effect of taxation on foreign direct investment; and international tax policy reviewed in parallel with the theory of international trade. This book will be of interest to public finance economists, international tax attorneys, and tax practitioners
The economics of taxing the rich by Joel Slemrod( Book )
12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Abstract: How much and how to tax high-income individuals is at the core of many recent proposals for incremental as well as fundamental tax reform. This paper critically reviews the economics literature and concludes that the right answer to these questions depends in part on value judgments about which economics has little to contribute, but also depends on standard economics concerns such as the process generating income and wealth, and whether wealth individuals' economic activities have positive (or negative) externalities. How much and how to tax the rich also depends critically on how they will respond to attempts to tax them because, other things equal, it is wise to limit the extent to which they are induced to pursue less socially productive activities in order to avoid taxes
Did Steve Forbes scare the municipal bond market? by Joel Slemrod( Book )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Abstract: Evidence from daily market data is consistent with the view that the implicit tax rate on 5-year municipal bonds was affected by the chance of a flat tax becoming law, as proxied by the price of Steve Forbes' shares on the Iowa Electronic Market for political candidates; the spread was also affected by the likelihood of a Republican president and the impact of deficit reduction. No similar evidence for the impact of the flat tax could be found for the 30-year municipal market, although that spread does seem to be affected by the probability of a Republican winning the White House, and the lower taxes on capital income that presumably implies. These findings are consistent with market participants taking the flat tax seriously as a short-run possibility, but believing that over a three-decade period the taxation of capital is more likely to be influenced by the party in power than the tax reform fad of the moment. Alternatively it may reflect the fact that, due to several features of 30-year bonds, the changing likelihood of a flat tax is not clearly reflected in that market
The seesaw principle in international tax policy by Joel Slemrod( Book )
11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Abstract: The standard analysis of the optimal international tax policy of a small country typically assumes that the country either imports or exports capital, but does not do both. This paper considers the situation in which a small country both exports and imports capital and can alter its tax on one or the other, but not both. In each case, a 'seesaw' relationship is identified, in which the optimal tax on the income from capital exports (imports) is inversely related to the given tax rate on income from capital imports (exports). The standard results for optimal taxation of capital exports and imports are shown to be special cases of the more general seesaw principle
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Slemrod, J.
Slemrod, J. 1951-
Slemrod, Joel
Slemrod, Joel B.
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