Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes? An Empirical Study of United States Data
27 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2017
Date Written: March 11, 2017
This paper examines Internal Revenue Service data and applies philosophical and ethical concepts in an attempt to determine whether the rich pay their fair share of income taxes. Also included is a bibliography containing links to more than 80 studies on tax evasion and public finance.
Keywords: Income Tax, Subsidy, Government, Ethics, Redistribution, Fair Share, United States, Tax Burden
JEL Classification: H1, H2, H23, H24, H25, H5, I3, K34, O51
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