Tax systems initially built to protect women and low-income spouses can actually incentivize women to exit the workforce, or devalue their labor. This can be seen in Japan, where a spousal deduction leads to a phenomenon...
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What's in the Marketplace Fairness Act?
The Marketplace Fairness Act, currently under consideration by Congress, would give states the authority to collect sales tax on Internet purchases by requiring collection by out-of-state retailers. In return, the Act requires states to take steps to simplify their sales tax systems. What does the bill require and what does the bill leave out?
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