The Great American Tax Dodge by James B. Steele
How Spiraling Fraud and Avoidance Are Killing Fairness, Destroying the Income Tax, and Costing You

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Barring a miracle, shortly after the turn of the century Congress will declare the federal income tax dead. Declining ethics, widening economic gaps, and decades of lawmakers who have continually rewritten the tax code have systematically undermined the once-acclaimed system that has gone from the fairest of all to widely ignored. Now, Barlett and Steele tell the truth about taxes, revealing why the system went sour, who the culprits are, and how the crisis affects all taxpayers.
 

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Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, for three decades investigative journalists at the "Philadelphia Inquirer, "are editors-at-large for "Time, Inc. "They have written six books, including the bestselling "America: What Went Wrong? "In addition to their two Pulitzer Prizes, they have won two National Magazine Awards and more than three dozen other national newspaper and magazine awards. Steele is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has written on the subject of taxation for more than 25 years.
 
Published August 1, 2000 by Little, Brown. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, History, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The cost of living in a democracy, muckrakers Barlett and Steele (Forevermore, 1984, etc.) observe, is to participate in the workings of government—and that includes paying your taxes.

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A hard-hitting expose of perceived gross inequities in the U.S. tax system and of the current epidemic of tax fraud, this often shocking report could prove to be a bestseller, as was the authors' America: What Went Wrong?, published in 1992.

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