Tax basis is one of the most important, yet least studied, aspects of the income tax. This analysis calls attention to its importance and argues that taxpayers have the motivation, opportunity, and means to inflate the tax basis they have in their assets and, in some cases, to avoid the reporting of gains. We discuss the likely causes of these phenomena, estimate the probable revenue loss, and propose appropriate reforms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||62|
|Journal||Indiana Law Journal|
|State||Published - Mar 2006|
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