Here is a great blog about taxation. And it covers what is tax and what is political bias about taxes. It also covers tax deductions.
I’m not a fan of loopholes in the tax code.
I’ve complained about the number of pages in the tax code, the number of provisions in the tax code, and I’ve even groused about the rising number of pages in the instruction manual for the 1040 tax form.
But just as you don’t necessarily know whether someone is tall or short without knowing the average height of a population, you can’t automatically identify loopholes without first defining an ideal tax system. In other words, you need a benchmark (referred to as “the tax base” or “taxable income”) in order to measure what’s a loophole.
Unfortunately, that’s not an easy task because there are two competing visions of the ideal benchmark. I’ve addressed this…
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