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100 million unnecessary returns : a simple, fair, and competitive tax plan for the United States

Author: Michael J Graetz
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1940 the instructions to Form 1040 were about four pages long. Today they have ballooned to more than a hundred pages, and the form itself contains more than ten schedules and twenty worksheets. The complete tax code totals some 2.8 million words - about four times the length of War and Peace. In this book, Michael Graetz maintains that our tax code has become a tangle of loopholes, paperwork, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Graetz
ISBN: 9780300122749 0300122748
OCLC Number: 140107823
Description: xiii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why we need tax reform --
The case for fundamental reform --
THe broken politics of taxation --
Of pleaders, zealots, and the rest of us --
Until the second child speaks: first principles of responsibility reform --
Funding a competitive America --
Tax spending --
Shrink the income tax --
Reduce the corporate income tax rate --
Keep the wage tax to help fund social insurance --
Tax great wealth but protect farmers and small businesses --
Protect American workers from a tax increase --
Bring the states along --
The plan in brief.
Other Titles: One hundred million unnecessary returns
Responsibility: Michael J. Graetz.
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To most Americans, the United States tax code has become a vast and confounding puzzle. Here, the author maintains that our tax code has become a tangle of loopholes, paperwork, and inconsistencies,  Read more...

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