Taxation history, theory, law and administration


Taxation history, theory, law and administration

Parthasarathi Shome

(Springer texts in business and economics)

Springer, c2021

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Tax practitioners are unfamiliar with tax theory. Tax economists remain unfamiliar with tax law and tax administration. Most textbooks relate mainly to the US, UK or European experiences. Students in emerging economies remain unfamiliar with their own taxation history. This textbook fills those gaps. It covers the concept of taxes in regards to their rationale, principles, design, and common errors. It addresses distortions in consumer choices and production decisions caused by tax and redressals. The main principles of taxation-efficiency, equity, stabilization, revenue productivity, administrative feasibility, international neutrality-are presented and discussed. The efficiency principle requires the minimisation of distortions in the market caused by tax. Equity in taxation is another principle that is maintained through progressivity in the tax structure. Similarly, other principles have their own ramifications that are also addressed. A country's constitutional specification of tax assignment to different levels of government-central, state, municipal-are elaborated. The UK is more centralised than the US and India. India has amended its constitution to introduce a goods and services tax (GST) covering both central and state governments. Drafting of tax law is crucial for clarity and this aspect is addressed. Furthermore, the author illustrates different types of taxes such as individual income tax, corporate income tax, wealth tax, retail sales/value added/goods and services tax, selective excises, property tax, minimum taxes such as the minimum alternate tax (MAT), cash-flow tax, financial transactions tax, fringe benefits tax, customs duties and export taxes, environment tax and global carbon tax, and user charges. An emerging concern regarding the inadequacy of international taxation of multinational corporations is covered in some detail. Structural aspects of tax administration are given particular attention.


Introduction to Taxation.- Part I: Selected History of Indian Taxation: Taxation in Ancient India.- Taxation Under the Mughals.-Taxation in Early British Period.-Taxation in Pre-independence Period-The Salt Tax.- Part II: Theory of Taxation: Principles of Taxation.- Market Behaviour of Consumers and Producers.- Introduction of a Tax in the Market.- Incidence of a Tax.- Equity Effects of Taxation.- Tax and Stabilisation of the Economy.- Part III: Tax Law: Tax Assignment and Revenue Sharing.- Tax Legislation.- Drafting Tax Law.- Part IV: Prevalent Taxes: Income Taxes-Design and Evidence.- Taxation of Income from Interest, Dividends, and Capital Gains.- Taxation of Individual Income-India Case Study.- Corporate Income Tax-Design and Evidence.- Corporate Income Tax-India Case Study.- Minimum Alternate Tax -India Case Study.- Consumption and Production Taxes.- Environment Taxes and User Charges.- Indirect Taxation Prior to GST-India Case Study.- Goods and Services Tax (GST) -India Case Study.- Taxation of International Trade-Design and Experience.- Unusual Taxes.- Part V: International Taxation: Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements.- Specific Anti-Avoidance Rules (SAAR).- General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR).- Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).- Taxation of Digital Economy.- Part VI: Tax Administration: Structure, Customers and People.- Key Administration Processes.- Dispute Management.- Technology and Research.- Customs Administration.- Part VII: Ideal Tax Design: A Good Tax System: A Rapid Review.

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    • 9783030682132
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    xxxvii, 504 p.
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    25 cm
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