Why the FairTax Won't Work

14 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2010

Date Written: December 24, 2007

Abstract

This paper argues that the so-called FairTax, which would replace all federal taxes with a national retail sales tax of 23 percent, is dishonestly portrayed by its supporters and completely unworkable.

Keywords: FairTax, sales tax, tax reform

JEL Classification: K34, H2

Suggested Citation

Bartlett, Bruce, Why the FairTax Won't Work (December 24, 2007). Tax Notes, Vol. 117, No. 12, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1700194

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