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Tax Reform thoroughly examines the fundamentals of tax reform options, explains the political and public relations difficulties of tax reform, and reviews such current proposals as the flat tax, the value added tax, the green tax, and a national sales tax. The work concludes with an annotated bibliography of books, articles, films, and online resources.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Recommended for business collections in academic, special, and public libraries."


American Reference Books Annual

"A concise, nontechnical introduction to different types of taxes. Recommended for public and academic libraries."


Library Journal

"A valuable reference for general readers and lower-division undergraduate students."



Library Journal
Jurinski (law, Univ. of Portland) offers a concise, nontechnical introduction to different types of taxes, usefully explaining such concepts as the goals of taxation, how taxes are enacted, tax base, and tax rate. While these explanations could apply to systems in other countries, the emphasis here is on U.S. federal and state taxation. Jurinski offers a chronology of taxes in America from 1607 to 2000, doing a good job of giving pithy descriptions of major tax legislation. Chapters are devoted to short biographies of current and historic figures in American taxation, including notorious protesters; source documents on tax reform, such as the General Accounting Office's 1998 report on tax reform proposals; selected quotations on tax issues; and a list of organizations and associations interested in tax reform, with a brief description of the group. The author comments on books and articles on tax reform, and the book concludes with a glossary of tax terms. Recommended for public and academic libraries.--Harry Charles, Attorney at Law, St. Louis Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Written for lay readers and students, with a minimum of legal and accounting jargon, this guide stresses the political aspects of the tax reform debate. Jurinski, an attorney and professor at the U. of Portland in Oregon, begins with a brief historical overview of tax revolts and reform. The U.S. income tax system and the different types of taxes are explained, followed by a chronology from 1620 to the present. One section presents documents that contain detailed facts and statistics on taxes and commentary on various tax reform proposals. Others contain bibliographical sketches of pertinent individuals, quotations relating to tax reform, and a glossary of terms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576071571
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/6/2000
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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