progressive tax

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Noun1.progressive tax - any tax in which the rate increases as the amount subject to taxation increases
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
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The third time the graduated income tax was declared unconstitutional was a gouge.
Hidden niceties and political enticements don't just squander money; they also squander trust, and with a fight looming over a constitutional amendment permitting a graduated income tax, lawmakers who support a change didn't make a very persuasive opening case for themselves.
There are two main options-the default graduated income tax rates or the flat 8 percent income tax rate.
The law also stated that self-employed individuals and professionals now have ' the option to avail of an eight percent tax on gross sales or gross receipts and other non-operating income in excess of P250,000 in lieu of the graduated income tax rates and the percentage tax' provided that they do not exceed the stated VAT threshold.
Dominguez said increases in collections indicate that below-threshold SMEs and self-employed individuals are now opting to pay either the eight percent income tax on gross sales or receipts and other non-operating income or the percentage tax and the graduated income tax rates.
BOSTON -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley and Republican rival Charlie Baker sparred Wednesday over tax policy, with Coakley insisting that she would seek to raise taxes only as a last resort and has no immediate plans to seek a graduated income tax in Massachusetts.
Yet the 1950s stand out as one of the best periods, economically, for all of our citizens, serving as a testament to the efficacy of what we then admired as graduated income tax.
The graduated income tax is, in fact, an artifact of Wilson an Marxism, adopted from Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto by President Woodrow Wilson and his allies in Congress in 1913.
Rumored items to help pay for a cut in the MBT have included the introduction of a graduated income tax (which would require a constitutional amendment) and reintroduction of a plan to extend the sales tax to services.
However, amid today's expanding income disparities, we feel that there is a key role to be played by the ''effects of income redistribution'' (higher taxes on the wealthy for allocation to the needy), which is an approach that would be realized through a graduated income tax scheme.
We should eliminate all taxes except a graduated income tax based on ability to pay.

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