Income Tax in Common Law Jurisdictions: Volume 1, From the Origins to 1820

Income Tax in Common Law Jurisdictions: Volume 1, From the Origins to 1820

by Peter Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521870836

ISBN-13: 9780521870832

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book was first published in 2006. Many common law countries inherited British income tax rules. Whether the inheritance was direct or indirect, the rationale and origins of some of the central rules seem almost lost in history. Commonly, they are simply explained as being of British origin without more, but even in Britain the origins of some of these rules

Overview

This book was first published in 2006. Many common law countries inherited British income tax rules. Whether the inheritance was direct or indirect, the rationale and origins of some of the central rules seem almost lost in history. Commonly, they are simply explained as being of British origin without more, but even in Britain the origins of some of these rules are less than clear. This book traces the roots of the income tax and its precursors in Britain and in its former colonies to 1820. Harris focuses on four issues that are central to common law income taxes and which are of particular current relevance: the capital/revenue distinction, the taxation of corporations, taxation on both a source and residence basis, and the schedular approach to taxation. He uses an historical perspective to make observations about the future direction of income tax in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521870832
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Tax Law Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.54(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Table of statutes; 1. To 1641: searching for seeds in feudal England; 2. 1642 to 1688: religion, revolt and restoration; 3. 1688 to 1763: regional relations, colonial competition and impending independence; 4. 1763 to 1792: empire divided; 5. 1793 to 1820: the Napoleonic battle, the mighty engine and the immediate aftermath; Conclusion.

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