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Access Points and Tax Code Complexity

Sean D. Ehrlich

in Access Points: An Institutional Theory of Policy Bias and Policy Complexity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737536
eISBN:
9780199918645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737536.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Although all countries must tax their citizenry, wide variation exists in how this taxation is conducted. Countries have a wide variety of different types of taxes—such as income taxes, consumption ... More


Parachurch and State: Tax Laws, Government Funding, and Nonprofit Lobbying

Christopher P. Scheitle

in Beyond the Congregation: The World of Christian Nonprofits

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199733521
eISBN:
9780199866281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733521.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores issues concerning the relationship between the government and Christian nonprofits. These issues include how the government treats Christian nonprofits within the tax code, ... More


100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States

Michael J. Graetz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122749
eISBN:
9780300150193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122749.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

To most Americans, the United States tax code has become a vast and confounding puzzle. In 1940, the instructions to the form 1040 were about four pages long. Today, they have ballooned to more than ... More


Of Pleaders, Zealots, and the Rest of Us

Michael J. Graetz

in 100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122749
eISBN:
9780300150193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122749.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter focuses on different groups of people who play a role in tax politics. One of the most important underlying dynamics of tax politics is the variety in levels of intensity that different ... More


Tax Reform in a Changing Economy

Alan Auerbach and Kent Smetters

in The Economics of Tax Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190619725
eISBN:
9780190619756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619725.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In 1954, the nation’s tax code was reorganized and renamed, becoming the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Three decades later, the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was so fundamental that US tax law was again ... More


Philanthropy and the Public Sphere

Peter Frumkin (ed.)

in Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226266268
eISBN:
9780226266282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266282.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers philanthropy in the context of the public sphere and discusses the procedural guidelines, rules and regulations bearing on the administration of philanthropic assets in the ... More


Housing Policy, Mortgage Policy, and the Federal Housing Administration

Dwight M. Jaffee and John M. Quigley

in Measuring and Managing Federal Financial Risk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226496580
eISBN:
9780226496597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496597.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

To further the goal of increasing homeownership, federal housing policy makes extensive use of credit and tax incentives. These activities involve substantial federal cost and risk. This chapter ... More


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