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Taxploitation

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In this new book, ten eminent authors explain why and how Australia's system of personal income tax needs reforming. The total tax take in Australia is around the OECD average, but tax on people's incomes is well above average. High income taxes undermine national prosperity. The top rate is out of line with most other western countries, which have been moving to lower and lower rates. Because the threshold at which people start to pay tax is well below subsistence, people are taxed before they have earned enough to keep body and soul together. The interaction of tax and welfare creates high effective marginal tax rates which deter people on welfare from looking for work and penalise low-wage families whenever they try to increase their take-home pay. The system is riddled with distortions and disincentive effects. There are so many special allowances, exemptions, credits, offsets and write-offs that tax law has become almost indecipherable, and gross amounts of money and time get spent trying to reduce liability to tax. Most really-high earners are paying a lower rate of tax than workers earning little more than average income. Retirement savings are viciously taxed. Outside of the federal government there is a mounting demand that something radical needs to be done to tackle these problems. This book looks at the options and demonstrates that the case for radical reform is now unanswerable.

This paperback book is in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Peter Saunders
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1864321148
ISBN-13:
9781864321142
Number of pages:
225
Publisher:
The Federation Press
Title:
Taxploitation: The Case for Income Tax Reform

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In this new book, ten eminent authors explain why and how Australia's system of personal income tax needs reforming. The total tax take in Australia is around the OECD average, but tax on people's incomes is well above average. High income taxes undermine national prosperity. The top rate is out of line with most other western countries, which have been moving to lower and lower rates. Because the threshold at which people start to pay tax is well below subsistence, people are taxed before they have earned enough to keep body and soul together. The interaction of tax and welfare creates high effective marginal tax rates which deter people on welfare from looking for work and penalise low-wage families whenever they try to increase their take-home pay. The system is riddled with distortions and disincentive effects. There are so many special allowances, exemptions, credits, offsets and write-offs that tax law has become almost indecipherable, and gross amounts of money and time get spent trying to reduce liability to tax. Most really-high earners are paying a lower rate of tax than workers earning little more than average income. Retirement savings are viciously taxed. Outside of the federal government there is a mounting demand that something radical needs to be done to tackle these problems. This book looks at the options and demonstrates that the case for radical reform is now unanswerable.

This paperback book is in very good condition.

Author(s):
Peter Saunders
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1864321148
ISBN-13:
9781864321142
Number of pages:
225
Publisher:
The Federation Press
Title:
Taxploitation: The Case for Income Tax Reform

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