single tax


Definition of single tax

: a tax to be levied on a single item (such as real estate) as the sole source of public revenue

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People who know anything at all about Henry George know how to dismiss him in three words—the single tax! Marilynne Robinson, Harper's magazine, "Is Poverty Necessary?," 10 June 2019 These were also the voters who had been most supportive of Prohibition, the single tax, and a ban on vaccinations. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018 The special session crashed and burned because the House couldn't put together enough votes to pass a single tax bill. Julia O'donoghue,, "Louisiana 2018 special session: Winners and losers," 6 Mar. 2018 The correct numbers are: $15,000 annual gift exclusion limit for 529 plans for single tax filers ($30,000 for married filing jointly). Nathan Bachrach,, "Simply Money: How you can 'gift' stock to kids," 28 Feb. 2018 Economic stagnation and economic insecurity are grounded in political, cultural, and economic factors that are beyond the reach of any single tax bill or any single legislative reform. David French, National Review, "Let the Mockers Mock, $1,000 Can Make a Difference for American Families," 21 Dec. 2017 The standard deduction would go up to $12,000 for single tax filers; $18,000 for a single filer with a qualifying child; and around $24,000 for a married couple filing a joint return. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "A simple tax cut isn't all that simple, depending on your financial situation," 3 Nov. 2017 The Treasury Department tracks this exact statistic, and the largest single tax cut by this measure is the 1981 plan pushed by President Ronald Reagan, at 2.89% of GDP over the first four years... Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Tax overhaul delayed while GOP haggles over details," 1 Nov. 2017 The House budget resolution will not, by itself, deliver a single tax break to the one percent or close a single deduction beloved by a powerful interest group. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "New Koch Ads Accuse Democrat of Opposing Unpopular Tax Cuts," 26 Oct. 2017

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1795, in the meaning defined above

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