Demographics

A Distributional Analysis of Adopting the FairTax

In this report, we analyze the distributional effects that would result from the enactment of the FairTax, by determining the static and dynamic effects that the tax would have on income after taxes and on expenditures for both households and individuals when compared to the corresponding appropriate values under current law.


Top Ten Reasons Why Democrats Should Strongly Support the FairTax
The FairTax meets the entire Democratic tax agenda, starting with progressivity.


Why the FairTax is good for young and low-income families
The FairTax is the only plan that completely untaxes the poor and also dramatically lowers tax rates on young, low-income families living above the poverty level. And those on fixed incomes for many of the same reasons.


The FairTax benefits seniors
Senior citizens are becoming a larger portion of the overall population and the overwhelming majority of them are much better off under the FairTax. In 2010, seniors accounted for 13 percent of the population.

 

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