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Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes? An Empirical Study of United States Data

27 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2017  

Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Date Written: March 11, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes? An Empirical Study of United States Data (March 11, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2931527 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2931527

Robert McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://robertwmcgee.com

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