The USA Tax: A Progressive Consumption Tax

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"The progressive consumption tax is one of the most important ideas in tax policy in a very long time. Larry Seidman's book is an excellent exposition. Whether you are sympathetic or not, it deserves your serious consideration."
-- Lawrence Summers, former Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

"This is an excellent analysis of an approach to fundamental tax reform that has considerably more political appeal than the flat tax."
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Overview


"The progressive consumption tax is one of the most important ideas in tax policy in a very long time. Larry Seidman's book is an excellent exposition. Whether you are sympathetic or not, it deserves your serious consideration."
-- Lawrence Summers, former Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

"This is an excellent analysis of an approach to fundamental tax reform that has considerably more political appeal than the flat tax."
-- Rudolph G. Penner, Managing Director, Barents Group, a KPMG Company

Although proposals for "flat" taxes have received a good deal of attention, a majority of Americans say that, for reasons of fairness, they favor a progressive tax. The USA Tax: A Progressive Consumption Tax presents an alternative to both the present tax system and a flat tax. The USA (unlimited savings allowance) tax is a progressive consumption tax that differs fundamentally from our current tax structure in that it taxes consumption rather than income. In April 1995, the USA tax bill was introduced into the United States Senate. Whatever the fate of the bill, this book is an important contribution to the literature on the theory and design of a progressive consumption tax.

The USA tax has two components--the household tax, which replaces the current household income tax, and the business tax, which replaces the corporate income tax. A fundamental purpose of the USA tax is to raise the level of national saving and investment. It accomplishes this by making all household saving and business investment in capital goods tax-deductible.

Seidman describes the ideals on which the USA tax is founded: the household component is based on the progressive personal consumption tax, and the business component is based on the consumption-type value-added tax (VAT). He then shows how the version of the USA household tax presented in the 1995 bill differs in critical aspects from the ideal of a personal consumption tax, and how it can be improved by amendments.

Seidman devotes most of his book to the impact on saving, the issue of fairness, practical design options, simplification, and a variety of questions and criticisms. The book, written in straightforward language, will help guide the non-economist through the coming debates on the USA tax.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780262193832
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/1997
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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