Tax Inclusive, Tax Exclusive, and Tax Bases in Between
4 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2011
Some taxes, most notably FICA, apply to a base that is neither tax inclusive nor tax exclusive. This note provides formulas for expressing tax rates on hybrid tax bases in tax-inclusive and tax-exclusive terms, and demonstrates that obligations under the Self Employment Contributions Act fail to track obligations under FICA because of confusion about the appropriate tax base adjustment.
Keywords: Tax Base, Inclusive, Exclusive
JEL Classification: E62, H2
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