Taxing Others in the Age of Trump: Foreigners (and the Politically Weak) As Tax Subject

17 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2018

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Henry Ordower

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Critical tax theory identifies systemic imbalances in taxation that impose disproportionally high tax burdens on groups who lack or fail to exercise political power. This article focuses on foreigners as an ideal taxpaying group because it does not vote. The article identifies some ways in which the Trump administration might seize the opportunity of that political weakness to capture tax revenue from that group without compromising an otherwise anti-tax agenda.

Keywords: immigrants, taxation, international taxation, tariffs

JEL Classification: H22, H24, H25, H30, H41, H55, H87, K34, K37

Suggested Citation

Ordower, Henry, Taxing Others in the Age of Trump: Foreigners (and the Politically Weak) As Tax Subject (2017). 62 Saint Louis University L.J. 157 (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3201249

Henry Ordower (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

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