By Robert W. McGee (auth.), Robert W. McGee (eds.)
Why do humans avoid paying taxes? this can be the crucial query addressed during this quantity via Robert McGee and a multidisciplinary team of individuals from around the globe. using insights from economics, public finance, political technological know-how, legislation, philosophy, theology and sociology, the authors think about the advanced motivations for no longer paying taxes and the stipulations below which this habit should be rationalized. using theoretical methods in addition to empirical learn, The Ethics of Tax Evasion considers 3 basic arguments for tax evasion: (1) in circumstances the place the govt is corrupt or engaged in human rights abuses; (2) the place voters declare lack of ability to pay, unfairness within the tax procedure, deciding to buy issues that don't profit the taxpayer, excessively excessive tax premiums, or the place taxes are used to aid an unpopular warfare; and (3) via philosophical, ethical, or non secular competition. The authors additional discover those concerns via asking even if attitudes towards tax evasion vary by means of state or different demographic variables equivalent to gender, age, ethnicity, source of revenue point, marital prestige, schooling or faith. the result's a multi-faceted research of tax evasion in cultural and institutional context, and, extra usually, a learn in moral dilemmas and rational selection making.
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Let’s say that Peter is taxed and his tax payments are transferred to Paul. Peter is the loser and Paul is the winner. But that is not the end of the story. Sam also loses because Peter would have used those funds to pay for a vacation at Sam’s restaurant and motel if he had not had to pay Paul. Thus, there are two losers – Peter and Sam – and only one winner. Taxing Peter to pay Paul makes one person happier and two people less happy. If Peter evades the tax, two people are happy – Peter and Sam – and only one person is unhappy – Paul.
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