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Slinking Away from Twinkie Taxes

Joel S. Newman

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Tax Notes, Vol. 113, No. 13, 2006

A consideration of excise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and fast food (Twinkie Taxes). The article concludes that none of these taxes are justifiable. Tobacco and alcohol taxes have been around for a long time. Accordingly, it is hard to imagine that the legislature would find the will to repeal them. Twinkie taxes, however, are relatively recent. Therefore, they should be nipped in the bud, now.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: taxation, excise, tobacco, alcohol, fast food

JEL Classification: H29, I18, K34

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Date posted: January 22, 2008  

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Newman, Joel S., Slinking Away from Twinkie Taxes. Tax Notes, Vol. 113, No. 13, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1086106

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Joel S. Newman (Contact Author)
Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States
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