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Selecting a method of taxation

Explain the benefit principle for selecting a method of taxation. Is the benefit principle more likely to be followed if a tax structure is regressive, proportional, or progressive? Create and clearly provide an example of an actual tax to illustrate your answer.

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The benefit principle of taxation states that consumers who benefit from the good or service should be the ones to pay the tax on it. Because the fees paid for government-provided services ...

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This solution explains the Benefit Principle for selecting a method of taxation, and explains whether the benefit principle more likely to be followed if a tax structure is regressive, proportional, or progressive. An example of an actual tax is provided for illustration.

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