Title

Reforming the U.S. Tax System

Document Type

Article

Department or Administrative Unit

Economics

Publication Date

4-2011

Abstract

The suddenly enormous budget deficit has unleashed discussion of tax reform in the United States. The intricate web of deductions, credits, and various loopholes distorts incentives. But reforming the tax system could also enable the country to raise more tax revenue in economically efficient and socially just ways. The authors provide a primer about the available choices.

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