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Fellows Webinar: "The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax"

  • When: March 27, 2019
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"The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax"

Featuring:

Ajay K. Mehrotra
Director and Research Professor, American Bar Foundation;
Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

introduced by:
Tony Patterson, Jr., JD
MT Fellows Co-Chair

Nearly all developed countries, and many in the developing world, have some type of a national consumption tax, frequently in the form of a value-added tax (VAT). The United States is an exception. By focusing on three key historical periods from a comparative perspective, Professor Mehrotra seeks to study how and why the U.S. has failed to adopt national consumption taxes, like the VAT. 

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