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" Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and to keep out of the pockets of the people as Little as possible, over and above what it brings into the public treasury of the state. "
From Adam Smith to the Wealth of America - Page 21
by Alvin Rabushka - 1985 - 237 pages
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Chapters in Political Economy

Albert Sidney Bolles - Economics - 1874 - 206 pages
...or in the manner in which it is most likely to be convenient for the contributor to pay it. " 4. — Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and keep out of the pockets of the people as little as possible over and above what it brings into the...
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Tax Incentives for Savings: Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means - Government publications - 1980 - 774 pages
...Chicago, 1976, pp. 351-2, where Smith states: "Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take ouc and to keep out of the pockets of the people as little...above what it brings into the public treasury of the state. A tax may either take out or keep out of the pockets of the people a great deal more than it...
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Tuition Tax Credits: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Taxation ..., Part 2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance. Subcommittee on Taxation and Debt Management - Education and state - 1981
...Smith, in his great work Wealth of Nations, laid down four maxims of taxation. His last maxim was, "Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take...above what it brings into the public treasury of the state," citing as one of the ways by which this maxim is violated is by imposing a tax which "may obstruct...
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First Concurrent Resolution on the Budget ..., Volume 1; Volume 10, Issue 1

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Budget - Budget - 1982
...tax ought to b* contrived aa both to take out and keep out of the pocketa of the people aa little aa possible, over and above what It brings Into the public Treasury of the stateAdam Smith. Wealth of Hatlona; pp. 351-52. This guideline, known as the efficiency axiom, points...
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The Bankers' Magazine, Volume 36

Banks and banking - 1876
...and what an undue authority is vested in the Commissioners. Then there is the economy of the tax, for every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out, and keep out, of tho pockets of the people as little as possible, over and above what it brings into the...
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Handbook of Public Economics

Martin Feldstein, A.J. Auerbach - Business & Economics - 1985 - 483 pages
...analysis takes over. Adam Smith, in his fourth maxim, counsels that "every tax ought to be so contrived as to take out and to keep out of the pockets of the...above what it brings into the public treasury of the state" [Smith (1776, vol. II, p. 311)]. Reference is to the cost of tax administration, obstruction...
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United States Taxes and Tax Policy

David G. Davies - Business & Economics - 1986 - 316 pages
...compute their tax liabilities as correctly as persons with more knowledge and expertise. Fiscal economy "Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and keep out of the pockets of the people as little as possible, over and above what it brings into the...
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First Principles of Economics

Richard G. Lipsey, Colin Harbury - Economics - 1992 - 532 pages
...time, or in the manner, in which it is most likely to be convenient for the contributor to pay it 4 Every tax ought to be so contrived, as both to take...little as possible, over and above what it brings in to the public treasury of the state. Smith's four maxims are often dubbed Equity, Certainty, Convenience...
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Adam Smith: Critical Assessments, Volume 3

John Cunningham Wood - Economics - 1993 - 639 pages
...endorses convenience in the timing and manner of payment. Lastly, the fourth canon advises that: " Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take...above what it brings into the public treasury of the state."-' Thus, in his view, both administrative and compliance costs should be minimized by effective...
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The Pamphleteer

Thoemmes - Philosophy - 1994 - 16500 pages
...which they respectively enjoy under it8 protection. S. Every tax ought to be so contrived, as to take out of the pockets of the people as little as possible,...above what it brings into the public treasury of the state. 3. The tax which each individual is bound to pay ought to be certain, and not arbitrary. The...
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