Taxation in the United States

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    Tax Reform Analysis

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    The United States of America is in an exigent need of tax reforms. Peter G. Peterson, in Steering Clear, blazoned forth a myriad of tax reform mechanisms that can conceivably boost the economy and prove to be a catalyst for future economic growth, which include soaking the rich by taxing them heavily, reforming the corporate tax code and implementing a carbon tax, amongst many others. Although all of Peterson’s tax reforms are well-substantiated, the one that aligns the most with his targets of…

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    navigate this financial uncertainty. The United States Fire Administration has catalogued several alternate funding sources. Some Fire Departments have requested federal, state, and private grants. Others jurisdictions have levied a variety of taxes…

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    Tax Complexity Analysis

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    The enforcement of taxes in the United States is nowhere near perfection. The degree in which tax laws should be enforced and analyzed is very complex. The main question to whether the proper tax enforcement allowed depends largely on the current tax structure. Even the role of complexity in the current tax system is a factor in influencing the size of the large tax gaps and substantial amount of tax avoidance (United States Congress House of Representatives, 2010). Tax complexity is also…

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    The United States has an intricate economy. Many factors must come together to form that full picture that is the economy. Examples of such components include taxes, government instituted welfare programs, environment protection, military spending, and international trade policies. These are the major categories that affect the United States’ economy. Since they do have an effect of the economy, changes in how taxes are determined, welfare programs conducted, the amount of environmental…

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    delivery to bring down the long-term growth in costs. However, proponents of the ACA argue that ACA is set up to doing just that. The future will decide! In the end, there are no easy answers when it comes to controlling health care costs in the United Sates. As Dr. Whitlock pointed out, there is a reason why we don’t have a single payer system. The question is whether or not we want to remain a capitalist society. Nonetheless, several efforts have been made in past to try to address the cost…

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    redemption. We should kill it and institute a flat tax.” The United States uses a progressive-rate tax system. This system requires taxpayers to complete a vast amount of forms and to manipulate the tax code so it benefits you. A flat tax requires taxpayers to multiply their income by the flat tax rate thus equaling their income tax. With…

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    domestic country of a company taxes the company on it’s overall income including income that was earned through foreign business transactions. The United States uses a worldwide approach taxing all US companies on all income earned. “The primary problem is that this does not address the income earned by foreign firms operating within the United States” (Moffett, Stonehill, & Eiteman, 2015, p. 355). The territorial approach is then used. The territorial approach of taxes is…

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    choose, freedom of faith and religion, but we all share the tax burden of religion, even if we choose not to practice it. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution clearly states churches are separate from the government. The First Amendment also states the freedom to express religion, but it is not free if we are all paying for it through taxation. We all pay taxes for the beliefs of others. The government should be treating religious believers and nonbelievers equally. Allowing…

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    Americans Should Be Asking Are American’s walking around on a sugar high from their sugary food and drinks? This is the debated question posed to Americans today on whether there should be a large sugar tax placed on sugar consumption in the United States. There is no doubt that high doses and high consumption of these sugary drinks are damaging to the health and something at a national level can be done to possibly deter or lessen the consumption of these sugary foods and drinks would benefit…

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    Burdening IRS

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    IRS Burdening United States Citizens The Internal Revenue Service is seen negatively by many United States citizens. The agency is seen as a bully or a thief by many taxpayers. The IRS has a poor reputation from various scandals and poor treatment of taxpayers. The agency is well known for its use in scandals such as the Watergate Scandal and improper screenings. There are claims of the IRS using blackmail and harassment to force people to pay their taxes. This lead to many taxpayers to be…

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