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Mercatus: Breaking the Tax Code

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Mercatus: Breaking the Tax Code
December 13, 2012 11:30 am
December 13, 2012 12:30 pm
Mercatus Center
December 7, 2012
2203 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC, United States

The federal tax code runs the
gamut from complicated to arcane. Over the years the code has become riddled with
language that has made our tax code nearly impossible to understand. To help penetrate
these mysteries please join the Mercatus Center for a new Capitol Hill Campus program
featuring Dr. Antony Davies, Associate Professor of Economics at Duquesne University,
for an exploratory look at different gimmicks in the tax code of the United States, which
will feature the following: temporary taxes, withheld taxes, statutory versus economic
taxes, complex taxes, marginal and average taxes, and inflation. This lecture is not about the accounting and legal particulars of tax law, but a broader look at disconnects between
legislators’ intent, taxpayers’ perceptions, and economic reality. We hope you will join us
for what promises to be a most insightful session. Space is limited. Please RSVP today to
reserve a seat. This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff.
This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. Due to space
constraints, please no interns. Questions? Please contact Erin Connolly, Events Associate,
at or (703)993-9913. For more information, please visit

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