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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Shaviro Presents Replacing the Income Tax With a Consumption Tax at AAA-CPA

CPADaniel N. Shaviro (NYU) presents Fundamental Tax Reform: Can, Should, and Will the U.S. Federal Income Tax Be Replaced by a National Consumption Tax? today at the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants Annual Conference in New York City:

Dissatisfaction with the U.S. federal income tax has led to widespread discussion of fundamental tax reform including the possibility of replacing it with a consumption tax. What different forms could such a reform take? What are the best arguments for it and against it? And what are its political prospects for enactment? Among the alternatives that Professor Shaviro will discuss are a national retail sales tax, X-tax or flat tax, and a consumed income tax, and he will consider how these proposals’ chances might be affected both by Congressional politics and by the long-term budgetary problems facing the U.S.

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Bring in a consumption tax? Not until the Sixteenth Amendment is repealed.

Posted by: Barry | Nov 5, 2011 9:05:58 PM