Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know(r)

Taxes in America What Everyone Needs to Know r Despite their passion and fury contemporary Americans are remarkably clueless about how their tax system works But with heated debates over taxation now roiling Congress and the nation an understand

  • Title: Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know(r)
  • Author: Leonard E. Burman Joel Slemrod
  • ISBN: 9780199890262
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Despite their passion and fury, contemporary Americans are remarkably clueless about how their tax system works But with heated debates over taxation now roiling Congress and the nation, an understanding of our tax system is of vital importance Taxes in America What Everyone Needs to Know r , by preeminent tax scholars Leonard E Burman and Joel Slemrod, offers a clear,Despite their passion and fury, contemporary Americans are remarkably clueless about how their tax system works But with heated debates over taxation now roiling Congress and the nation, an understanding of our tax system is of vital importance Taxes in America What Everyone Needs to Know r , by preeminent tax scholars Leonard E Burman and Joel Slemrod, offers a clear, concise explanation of how our tax system works, how it affects people and businesses, and how it might be improved Accessibly written and organized in a clear, question and answer format, the book describes the intricacies of the modern tax system in an easy to grasp manner Burman and Slemrod begin with the basic definitions of taxes and then delve into complicated and indeed contentious concerns They address such questions as how to recognize Fool s Gold tax reform plans How much tax could the IRS collect with better enforcement How do tax burdens vary around the world Why do corporations pay so little tax, even though they earn trillions of dollars every year And what kind of tax system is most conducive to economic growth

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    1. Leonard E. Burman Joel Slemrod Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) book, this is one of the most wanted Leonard E. Burman Joel Slemrod author readers around the world.

    2. Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know by Leonard E. Burman and Joel Slemrod“Taxes in America" is an accessible book on tax policy in America. Educational and informative this book does its darndest to engage the audience by taking a reader-friendly approach on how our tax system works by asking logical questions and answering them in straight-mannered fashion. Professors Burman and Slemrod with background in economics and specifically tax policy do an effective job of sharing their wis [...]

    3. I really learned a lot about taxes in this book, although I found some parts somewhat opaque. It's worth checking out the footnotes in the back, many of which are to documents on the internet.This bit was brilliant:It is not true that cutting taxes by itself will guarantee a spurt in growth. We know this by observing that some countries with substantially higher tax rates are doing quite well, thank you. We know that higher tax rates on the rich do not guarantee economic disaster, because in the [...]

    4. An easy reading, comprehensive, balanced introduction to tax and tax policy in America. The authors stay as factual as possible, and while they aren't slaying straw men or sacred cows left and right, they shoot down some ideas and support others. For example, they critique the FairTax and the starve-the-beast approach to budgets (ideas conservatives tend to support), but they also emphasize the importance of saving to grow the economy and need to cut federal spending (things Keynesians and liber [...]

    5. One doesn't pick up "Taxes in America" expecting scintillating prose, but Burman and Slemrod do try to make the book engaging. It aspires to be a guide for "everyone" but does assume the reader has a working knowledge of economic jargon. The book as a whole, especially the first three chapters, would be greatly improved by more analogies, examples, illustrations, and an expanded glossary. Overall, it's a useful introduction to American tax policy.

    6. This is an incredibly accessible, user friendly book about the US system of taxation. The format is question/answer, which breaks it down into small chunks. This is a very good book for those who would like to understand the system as it stands now as well as previous/current/future movements for code change.

    7. I like the Q&A format of the book. It is pretty basic for the complex subject. Although sometimes I felt this book got a little deep for me. I just read it because of a curiosity. If you are trying to really learn this stuff reading it a few times would seem helpful.

    8. Read this in an attempt to understand the enigma that is the American tax system. It was as exciting as a book on taxes can be. I mostly focused on personal taxes and definitely learned a lot!

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