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    year, over 140 million income tax returns are filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Of those 140 million returns, nearly 1.5 million are audited by the IRS. Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of over $200,000 generally have a higher chance of being audited, as well as taxpayers will little or no adjusted gross income. Although the probability of actually being chosen for an audit is relatively low, it is still important for taxpayers to understand what tax auditing entails, the procedures

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    corrupt, and unfair current tax system and replace it with the godsent fix-all flat tax- which is having everyone, regardless of income, pay the same rate. This would simplify our overly complicated tax system and might sound appealing at first glance, but there are serious problems with the flat tax. Implementing a flat tax without significantly increasing the deficit is impossible without shifting the burden from the rich to the middle-class, instead our current tax policy needs to be changed so

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    Transfer Tax

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    disagree with the taxation, which would be equivalent or amount to the near confiscation of property at death as suggested by Ascher. It is my personal belief that many, if not most, people would have similar irreconcilable thoughts with respect to tax on the transfer of wealth. Therefore, the discussion of transfer taxes (estate taxed supplemented by gift taxes) appears to be disclosing deep-rooted emotional response of individuals of how the playing field and rules of the game must be structured

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    The Flat Tax

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    up under the current Progressive tax system, in the United States. A solution for the United States debt is to switch to a flat tax system. A switch to a flat tax system would simplify the tax process, it would make taxes fair and even, and it would allow the government to reduce the United States national debt. A flat tax system is a system that taxes every individual at the same percentage. It is not like any system the United States has seen before. US Tax History In the late eighteenth

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    Flat Tax

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    Flat Tax Our current income tax system today is very complex, unfair, inhibits saving, investment and job creation, imposes a heavy burden on families, and weakens the integrity of the democratic process. It can't be fixed and must be replaced. The U.S. income tax code is a long and complex system. The income tax system is so complex; the IRS publishes 480 tax forms and 280 forms to explain the 480 forms. The IRS sends out eight billion pages of forms and instructions each year. The administrative

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    Tax planning and Tax Avoidance Analysis

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    Tax planning is the organizing of financial matters with the ultimate goal of minimizing taxes. Tax planning is done through three processes: reducing income, utilizing tax credits and increasing deductions on finances. Moreover, tax planning involves aligning financial goals in an efficient manner through planning for taxes so as to result in reduction of tax liability. It comprises arranging of finances so as to avail from rebates, deductions and exemptions that are legally permitted by tax laws

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    Tax Havens

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    A tax haven is a country that offers foreign corporations and individuals relatively low corporate and income tax rates, with a politically and economically stable environment. Some tax havens are Switzerland, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Ireland, and the Cayman Islands. The United States government has been fighting against the movement of corporations because it is not collecting taxes from these corporations that it could have used to reduce government debt. However, corporations have found loopholes that

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    Tax the Rich

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    The United States debt and defecit is a major problem in our society. One thing I would propose to the President would be to tax the rich. Time. It's useful to keep in mind how the rich are different. When you are poor, you are willing to trade your time to earn money. When you are rich, you trade your money to get more time. For example, the rich hire people to clean their homes, and they don't waste time shopping for bargains. In business school I learned that when people have different preferences

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    The United States' Tax System and Flat Tax The United States tax system is in complete disarray. Republicans and Democrats agree that the current tax code is complex, unfair, and costly. The income tax system is so complex; the IRS publishes 480 tax forms and 280 forms to explain the 480 forms (Armey 1). The main reason the tax system is so complex is because of the special preferences such as deductions and tax credits. Complexity in the current tax system forces Americans to spend 5.4 billion

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    use tax money to provide public services and goods, social welfare, and apply financial policies to reduce unemployment and inflation. The government of Iran will not be able to obtain a social development or welfare until it develops this type of infrastructure. Economic indicators must be promoted to increase revenue streams and it is difficult to create a culture where the citizens voluntarily and willingly pay taxes to support such a nation (Pourkiani, Asgharpoor & Hosseini ,2015).Tax evasion

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    IRS and Tax Regulations

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    Companies have to file tax returns that are in accordance with tax regulations and rules developed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The amounts reported under taxable income and financial income differs. These amounts are different because financial income is based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) which uses the accrual method to report revenues. Taxable income on the other hand, which is determined by rules and regulations of the IRS, follow a modified cash basis to determine

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    Outsourcing Tax Returns

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    Outsourcing tax returns is one of the best ways to know that your taxes are completed correctly and accurately year after year. Because tax laws change each year, it is almost impossible to keep up with what is new and what is different when we are not tax accountants ourselves. However, as an individual or a small business owner, tiring a tax accountant is not a realistic endeavor. These professionals are in high demand and therefore demand a high wage to provide their services. A Reasonable Alternative

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    Rethinking Tax Cuts

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    passed The ‘Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act’ of 2001 and ‘The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act’ of 2003 which together are more commonly referred to as the Bush tax cuts. These tax cuts along with several other factors went onto severely hurting the country budget surplus, contributing to the present budget deficit. The Bush tax cuts effectively lowered tax rates across the board including income tax, capital gains tax, as well the estate tax. According to the Washington

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    Land Tax in Malaysia

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    1.0 INTRODUCTION Land tax is the tax payable by the land owner to the State Authority through the Land Office. In Islamic economic, land tax is called kharaj. According to Johari and Ibrahim (2010), “kharaj means revenue, tax, rent, rate, lease, produce, income, wages, etc. received from land which the Muslim jurists call kharaj land”. Al-kharaj is an Arabic word that origin from Greek and used in Rome, Ancient Greek, and Byzantine which means tax. Kharaj refer to land tax in history of Islam. Imam

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    Questions of Tax Reformation

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    Bush era tax cuts for the wealthy, give tax breaks to the lowest tax bracket, and even throwing out the entire current tax code and replacing it with a simpler version, tax code and tax law has been a very controversial topic for the past few years. As it stands, the current tax code has over seventy two thousand pages, compared to the four hundred pages it had in 1913. There are many different stakeholders in this debate including taxpayers, corporations, businesses, etc. Americans for Tax Reform

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    Flat Tax

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    It takes an average American 13 hours to file taxes. Why? Because there are 7 tax rates, 4 standard deductions and at least a dozen tax credits for individuals. Then, there are the exemption, the itemized deduction, and the special tax rules. What a complicated mess. Wouldn’t just be easier if we eliminated the 73, 954 pages of loopholes and simply taxed everyone using the same percentage? The current federal income tax system is progressive, which means the more you earn the higher percentages of

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    Progressive Tax

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    countries use a progressive tax on their citizens, but is this system fair? Can a progressive tax system work to help redistribute money, decreasing inequality of sacrifice throughout a society, or it is just a moneymaking scheme? Income tax is one form of tax paid by those in the labor force to the government. There are different types of taxes that governments can use when asking for money from the public: regressive, proportional, progressive, and lump sum. A regressive tax is when taxpayers in the

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    Tax Reform

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    Tax reform has undergone much debate in the political stratosphere recently. The tax system has been stigmatized because of a multitude of reasons that include corruption. Additionally, tax reform is a very complex issue. In addition, there has been an abundance of negotiations in Congress to pass some type of tax reform. Despite these talks, actual action has remained stagnant. This topic clearly reflects the collective action principle and the policy principle due to failed tax reform negotiations

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    INCOME TAX The main income tax legislation in Mauritius is the Income Tax Act 1995 as amended by subsequent Finance Acts. Corporate and Personal Taxes are embodied under one heading of Income Tax and are payable by all resident companies and individuals on non-exempt income derived from Mauritius and from other sources. The profits of all Resident ‘Sociétés’ (Partnerships) are taxable in the hands of the associates in proportion to their profit sharing ratio. A non-resident société is liable to income

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    Flattening the Tax Imagine if you could file your entire tax return on a postcard. This could be just one benefit of a flat tax system. A flat tax still requires wealthy individuals to pay more than middle or lower class individuals. A flat tax simplifies the tax codes, making the paperwork easy for anyone to fill out and makes the IRS more efficient to run. A flat tax promotes faster economic growth by allocating people to spend more money back into the economy. The federal income tax system should

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