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FLAT TAX & SALES TAX.

Examines pros & cons of fairness & effectiveness of two consumption-based reforms to correct deficiences & injustices in tax system.
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PROS AND CONS OF FLAT TAXES AND SALES TAXES


This research paper examines the potential advantages and disadvantages from a public policy standpoint of various types of consumption-based taxes which have been proposed to remedy the deficiencies of the current federal tax system. A flat tax, rigorously applied, would be far superior to the present system because it would be simpler, fairer, a more efficient way of collecting public revenues and consistent with optimizing economic growth. However, it would benefit disproportionately higher income individual taxpayers, certain property owners and business generally and impose crushing burdens on lower income and many middle income taxpayers who depend on personal services income for maintaining their way of life and who consume most of

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