Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know

Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know

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Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know by Leonard E. Burman, Joel Slemrod

Despite their passion and fury, contemporary Americans are remarkably clueless about how their tax system works. But with heated debates over taxation now roiling Congress and the nation, an understanding of our tax system is of vital importance. Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know?, by preeminent tax scholars Leonard E. Burman and Joel Slemrod, offers a clear, concise explanation of how our tax system works, how it affects people and businesses, and how it might be improved. Accessibly written and organized in a clear, question-and-answer format, the book describes the intricacies of the modern tax system in an easy-to-grasp manner. Burman and Slemrod begin with the basic definitions of taxes and then delve into more complicated and indeed contentious concerns. They address such questions as how to recognize Fool's Gold tax reform plans. How much more tax could the IRS collect with better enforcement? How do tax burdens vary around the world? Why do corporations pay so little tax, even though they earn trillions of dollars every year? And what kind of tax system is most conducive to economic growth? What Everyone Needs to Know? is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199996285
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2012
Series: What Everyone Needs To Know
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 441,382
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Leonard E. Burman is Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs at Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Joel Slemrod is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, at the University of Michigan.

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