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Going Forward by Going Backward to Benefit Taxes


Darien Shanske


University of California, Davis - School of Law

January 23, 2011

California Journal of Politics and Policy, vol. 3, iss. 2, art. 14 (2011)

Abstract:     
There are many paradoxes presented by the relationship of Californians to taxes and spending. Rather than bemoan the seeming disconnects, this short article argues that Californians should be understood as wanting more taxation according to a benefit principle. This approach indicates that benefit taxes in California should be increased while general taxes should be decreased through the use of credits against California’s income tax. There does not seem to be a legal obstacle to the California legislature making this change, including Proposition 26. By majority vote, all the legislature needs to do is offer credits against California’s income tax for the increased benefit charges that would for the most part be levied by local and/or specialized government entities in return for services provided.

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Date posted: January 24, 2011 ; Last revised: November 14, 2012

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Shanske, Darien, Going Forward by Going Backward to Benefit Taxes (January 23, 2011). California Journal of Politics and Policy, vol. 3, iss. 2, art. 14 (2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1746193 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1746193

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Darien Shanske (Contact Author)
University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )
400 Mrak Hall Dr
Davis, CA 95616-5201
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