Progressive Tax

Progressive Tax in the United States



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  • Proportional Tax, Regressive Tax

    Further Reading (Articles)

    U.S. already has steeply progressive taxes, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The; February 2, 2012; Veronique de Rugy

    Taxpayers aren’t stupid, just stupified by ‘progressive’ taxes, Deseret News (Salt Lake City); September 24, 2010; Amity Shlaes, Bloomberg News

    Best move for cash-strapped states? Raise progressive taxes.(Opinion)(Viewpoint essay), The Christian Science Monitor; May 10, 2010; Kraut, Karen

    Replace Progressive Taxes with a Flat Rate for All, Insight on the News; January 9, 1995; Fein, Bruce

    Progressive Taxes Could Put a Dent in Poverty, American Banker; January 30, 1985; Samuelson, Robert J.;

    Progressive taxes aren’t fair, Telegraph – Herald (Dubuque); April 20, 2002; FRED J. SALWOLKE

    Moral authority for progressive taxes? Read the Bible, The Washington Post; October 23, 2011

    The Applicability of Progressive Tax from the Perspective of Contribution Theory: An Analysis, International Journal of Management; June 1, 2003; Chen, Miao-Sheng Yang, Ming-Yu

    Illinois Progressive Tax Proposal Stalls in Statehouse, States News Service; April 30, 2014

    ‘Progressive’ Tax a Step Backward for State of Illinois, The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL; May 5, 2013

    IRAs under Progressive Tax Regimes and Income Growth, Financial Services Review; October 1, 2009; Horan, Stephen M. Al Zaman, Ashraf

    Legislature Puts on Progressive Tax Push, Telegraph – Herald (Dubuque); February 8, 2014; Reeder, Scott

    Hynes proposes progressive tax, Telegraph – Herald (Dubuque); September 3, 2009; MICHAEL TARM

    Progressive tax more equitable to everyone; ‘Wealthfare’: The current system fails the fairness test because of enactments that benefit the upper class, Telegraph – Herald (Dubuque); April 7, 2002; RALPH SCHARNAU

    Fiscal Boldness First: A Progressive Tax Plan That Moves beyond Austerity, The American Prospect; August 1, 2004; Podesta, John

    DuPage Takes Symbolic Stand on Progressive Tax, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL); February 12, 2014

    ‘Progressive’ tax isn’t; set up a wealth tax?, New Haven Register (New Haven, CT); April 18, 2010; Charles Kochakian

    A MORE PROGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM MAKES PEOPLE HAPPIER., States News Service; September 6, 2011

    A more progressive tax system makes people happier., Journal of Transportation; September 24, 2011

    Financial Planning Software Offers Progressive Tax Analysis, Product News Network; February 18, 2014

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    Progressive Tax: Open and Free Legal Research of US Law

    Federal Primary Materials

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    Federal primary materials about Progressive Tax by content types:

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    Federal Administrative Materials and Resources

    Presidential Materials

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    Executive Materials

    Federal Legislative History Materials

    Legislative history traces the legislative process of a particular bill (about Progressive Tax and other subjects) for the main purpose of determining the legislators’ intent behind the enactment of a law to explain or clarify ambiguities in the language or the perceived meaning of that law (about Progressive Tax or other topics), or locating the current status of a bill and monitoring its progress.

    State Administrative Materials and Resources

    State regulations are rules and procedures promulgated by state agencies (which may apply to Progressive Tax and other topics); they are a binding source of law. In addition to promulgating regulations, state administrative boards and agencies often have judicial or quasi-judicial authority and may issue administrative decisions affecting Progressive Tax. Finding these decisions can be challenging. In many cases, researchers about Progressive Tax should check state agency web sites for their regulations, decisions, forms, and other information of interest.

    State rules and regulations are found in codes of regulations and administrative codes (official compilation of all rules and regulations, organized by subject matter). Search here:

    State opinions of the Attorney General (official written advisory opinions on issues of state law related to Progressive Tax when formerly requested by a designated government officer):

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