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LESON23A - Econ 275 - Public Finance - Fall 1992 - 11/19/92...

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Econ 275 - Public Finance - Fall 1992 - 11/19/92 - Lesson #23 - leson23a.275-- Page -- Admin: What to study in the next two lectures: Corporate income tax, Tax Avoidance, Deficits, Other? Take notes from 11/17 to have the Bundy statistics available. 10 minutes at the end of class. Chapter 21 Redo the Huxtables taxes The marriage tax and the unit of taxation: Follow discussion in Rosen (400-404). Spend about 20 minutes. Consider the following three propositions concerning a tax system The income tax should embody increasing marginal tax rates "Identical" families with equal incomes should pay equal taxes. Two individual's tax burdens should not change when they marry; the tax system should be marriage neutral. Discuss the apparent political consensus of the three. Work on having them think about the three. In general you can't have an income tax system that adheres to all three of these principles I Love Lucy example below: Discuss Lucy benefits by marriage, Ethel loses In general, a marriage tax will be more severe the more equal in
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