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Making tax law more certain: a theory

Braithwaite, John


Rules can make tax law certain in simple and stable regulatory domains. A theory of how to make the law more certain is developed for more complex, dynamic domains. Its first step is to define overarching principles and make them binding on taxpayers. One of those overarching principles would be a general anti-avoidance principle. Next, a set of rules to cover the complex area of tax law is defined. The legislature lays down that in a contest between a rule and an overarching principle, it...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper


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