Representatives and direct Taxes
shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
In so opulent a nation as that of Britain, where direct taxes
from superior wealth must be much more tolerable, and, from the vigor of the government, much more practicable, than in America, far the greatest part of the national revenue is derived from taxes of the indirect kind, from imposts, and from excises.
You know, Monsieur Jehan, that our fief of Tirecbappe, putting the direct taxes
and the rents of the nine and twenty houses in a block, yields only nine and thirty livres, eleven sous, six deniers, Parisian.
29, 1788, reprinted in 17 Documentary History, supra note 1, at 240, 241 ("That Congress shall not lay direct Taxes
on Land, or other Property, without a previous Requisition of the respective Quotas of the States, and a failing, within a Limited Time, to comply therewith").
THE Central Board of Direct Taxes
( CBDT) has ordered officers and staff of the Income Tax department to stop bunking office as it was causing inconvenience to taxpayers.
189 billion were collected in terms of Direct Taxes
, which registered an increase of 27.
Former Bulgarian Finance Minister, Milen Velchev, believes to raise direct taxes
would be a wrong decision.
The growth in taxes was large due to increased collection under the head of direct taxes
and import-based indirect taxes.
So now, in addition to Britain being the second largest net contributor to the EU, we, as individuals, will also pay direct taxes
to Brussels, at first on coal, natural gas and petrol, but no doubt in due course on anything that takes the Eurocrat's fancy.
And the August 2002 ruling on the US FSCs confirmed that direct taxes
, like indirect taxes (including tariffs), are subject to the rules of the WTO.
But just as important is the effort to lure the United States into multilateral "tax cooperation" schemes of any sort -- all of which would offer precedents toward imposing direct taxes
by the UN.
The government wants to raise indirect taxes and reduce the burden of direct taxes
in comprehensive tax reforms.