Analysis of flat tax implementation in the United States

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dc.contributor.advisor Ledbetter, John H. Macri, Joseph P. 2012-09-19T13:47:20Z 2012-09-19T13:47:20Z 2012-05-07 2012-05-07
dc.identifier.other A-344
dc.description.abstract The income tax system in the United States is very controversial, and it is constantly being debated. The current system has deductions, credits, and graduated marginal tax brackets; it is progressive in nature. Many politicians, both in the past and presently, have advocated for abandoning the current tax code in favor ofa "flat tax." By definition, a pure flat tax taxes every dollar of income at the same percentage, regardless of the taxpayer's income level; it is not progressive. In this paper, I will explain both the current tax system and what possible flat tax systems might look like in the United States. I will then detail and analyze arguments on both sides of the flat tax debate.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Accounting.
dc.title Analysis of flat tax implementation in the United States en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)

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