Taxes provide the revenue that finances government programs at all levels, with income and payroll taxes the largest federal revenue sources. Under the graduated tax system in the United States, those with larger incomes generally are taxed at higher rates than those with lower, but special tax breaks and loopholes can create complexity and inequity.
Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde - A bureau de change operator counts U.S. currency notes in Abuja, March 12, 2015.
Why isn’t anyone paying taxes in low-income countries?
April 30, 2015, Victoria Cunningham and Jacques Morisset
Low-income countries collect taxes less effectively than high-income ones, despite needing them more. Victoria Cunningham and Jacques Morisset examine why citizens of low-income countries don’t always pay taxes and offer three ways forward for those countries to boost collection.
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William G. Gale
Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Director, Retirement Security Project
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Isabel V. Sawhill
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