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    significant changes to the Australian Income tax rates during the period between 2011 and 2016, which both positively and negatively impact, low income earning individuals. Low income earning individuals are defined by the Australian Tax Office as: People who earn less than $66,667 AUD, annually. One of the biggest modifications to the taxation rates was the increase of the Tax-Free threshold. Individuals who earn less than $18,200 AUD a year, are exempt from the income tax, and they do not have to pay it. The threshold has been increased since 2011, with the Tax-Free threshold only encompassing individuals earning less than $6,000 AUD annually. Another change is the increase of the "cents-per-dollar" affecting individuals earning…

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    According to the article “Paul Calls for a Flat Tax Rate of 14.5%,” Senator Rand Paul wants to eliminate the current tax code and replace it with a federal flat tax of 14.5%. By creating a flat tax, it would reduce government tax by over $2 trillion over 10 year or at least 5 %, by cutting spending and avoiding adding to the already astronomical deficit. Paul hopes to eliminate all taxes on workers, as well as many tax deductions, and apply the new tax rate to all personal incomes. The flat tax…

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    Executive Summary Increasing state cigarette excise tax is an effective intervention to prevent cigarette use and reduce smoking prevalence. High cigarette tax rate encourages people to quit cigarette use, particularly among youth and low income smokers. Raising tax rate improves the economy by increasing government tax revenue and reducing healthcare cost. It also benefits public health since it lowers the risk for many smoking related diseases, increases the quality of life and extends life…

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    wealthy and not for the interest of all. He introduced a bill that would see the federal minimum wage increase to 15 US dollars per hour by 2020 all in the efforts to curb the income inequality. This is not going down well especially with capitalists and other political classes who rely on the waged labor for their business operations. To further lower the economic inequality Sanders actions are in the favor of the repeal of some tax laws mainly targeting the deductions that go along to benefit…

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    is a visual argument, which allows for a stronger persuasive effect than by just using words alone. The film successfully advocates former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s economic idealisms and concerns. Due to the combination of video clips, pictures, and text, Reich is able to effectively communicate the argument that the gap in income inequality is becoming wider causing the middle class to struggle day to day. Although it is nothing new in regards to the rich getting richer and the poor…

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    compensated elasticity of supply of labor is zero, then a tax on labor earnings will have zero excess burden. 16. Lump-sum taxes do not prevent prices from equaling the marginal social cost and benefit of any goods and services. 17. Lump-sum taxes can vary in amount based on income level. 18. A lump-sum tax can distort prices and affect consumption behavior. Multiple Choice Questions 1. A lump-sum tax: a. distorts market prices so that they do not simultaneously equal MSB and…

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    Fair Tax has three main goals within it: simplification, efficiency, and limitation of government (Fair Tax Article). If passed, would repeal the individual income tax, the alternative minimum tax, corporate and business income taxes, capital gains taxes, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes, all other payroll taxes, the self-employment tax, estate taxes, and gift taxes.The Fair Tax would only tax new items at the retail level, meaning the sale of used or previously owned items would not be…

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    1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the corporate tax. (6 marks) Advantages i. Source of Revenue - Corporate taxes can be effectively utilized as a tool for the government to generate higher revenues as corporations are the largest money makers in the every economy. The government can therefore create a steady and strong flow of cash by targeting those making large profits. ii. Distribution – Taxing companies that are making profits helps redistribute the benefits to the society…

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    Tax cuts played an important role in stimulating economic growth. In the fiscal stimulus package, the government temporarily reduced taxes with a sales tax holiday, tax credits on income and housing taxes, permanently extending the alternative minimum tax, making dividend and capital gains tax cuts, and cutting the corporate tax rate. Since declines in housing prices made people feel less wealthy and thus unwilling to spend, the government provided tax rebates. 29% of total individuals and…

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    Save Taxpayers ' Money in the Correctional Education Program In a developed country like the US, every tax revenue should be used carefully and usefully to make sure that parts of the taxpayers ' efforts do not waste on unnecessary things. Thus, when President Obama decided to extend the Pell Grant Program, which provides student aids to eligible inmates to take college courses while in prison (Kerr, 2015), politicians and taxpayers split into two groups. The opposing group argued that the…

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