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Are income taxes inflationary or deflationary?

Alan S. Blinder

Are income taxes inflationary or deflationary?

An expository note

by Alan S. Blinder

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Published by Econometric Research Program, Princeton University in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Income tax.,
  • Inflation (Finance) -- Effect of taxation on.,
  • Deflation (Finance)

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: leaf 15.

    Statement[by] Alan S. Blinder.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB139 .P73a no. 134, HJ4629 .P73a no. 134
    The Physical Object
    Pagination17 l.
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5450703M
    LC Control Number73152727

    War II, of the effect of inflation upon pre-tax book earnings, taxable income and economic income. The growth of this review has itself reached inflationary proportions.2 THE IMPACT OF INFLATION ON TAXABLE INCOME Much of the tax and accounting theory in the United States has rested. The first part of the book describes the archetypes of inflationary and deflationary debt crises in great detail. I suppose that for an economist it can be even too simplistic but for the layman is packed with insight and very illuminating/5.

    Deflation is the opposite of inflation. Deflation refers to situation, where there is decline in general price levels. Thus, deflation occurs when the inflation rate falls below 0% (or it is negative inflation rate). Deflation increases the real value of money and allows one to buy more goods with the same amount of money over time.   Inflation is when prices rise, and deflation is when prices fall. You can have both inflation and deflation at the same time in various asset classes. When taken to their extremes, both are bad for economic growth, but for different reasons. That's why the Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank, tries to control g: book.

      The extensive literature on inflation and the income tax shows that a tax-system based on nominal costs and revenues may result in considerable distortion even at moderate degrees of inflation. Much of this distortion arises from the use of unindexed historical cost to compute taxes for items such as depreciable assets, inventories, and capital Author: Jeff Strnad.   The inflation tax has a fantastic ability to simply consume capital. It makes no difference to a widow with her savings in a 5 percent passbook account whether she pays percent income tax on her interest income during a period of zero inflation or pays no income taxes during years of 5 percent inflation.


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Throughout the world in the twentieth century, fixed-income investors have suffered permanent losses in inflationary storms which equity investors were better able to : Wade Pfau. Deflationary Depression. This is the style depression, where huge amounts of inflationary credit are wiped out through bank failures, bond defaults, and stock and real-estate crashes.

Before (the inception of both the Federal Reserve and the income tax), having the dollar pegged to gold (at $20 an ounce) inhibited the scale of monetization. In case, the equilibrium income is below the potential income, it indicates the presence of recessionary gap.

If it is above the full employment income, it shows the presence of inflationary gap. Both the situations of deflationary and inflationary gaps are situations of disequilibrium in the economy.

LIFO and the Income Statement – Regardless of an inflationary or deflationary environment, LIFO should best approximate a company’s current gross profit performance. The most recent goods purchased have been applied to cost of goods sold and this best approximates the company’s near term inventory replacement cost.

Pete Comley published his first book on inflation (Inflation Tax) in It has now been superseded by Inflation Matters () which examines the impact and causes of inflation over a longer period. Inflation Tax is still available from Amazon. It covered the following areas: SECTION I – INFLATION The purpose of this section is to.

Those yields would shrivel to next to nothing if inflation were to pick up. For all those reasons, positioning your portfolio for deflation alone is much more risky than it might seem.

Everyone is fearful of inflation because this was pounded into their heads by politicians and mainstream media over decades. It is all they know. But as Steve Keen writes, it is all about debt deflation. Steve Keen is Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute for Strategy, Resilience &.

Inflationary and deflationary gaps. As we saw earlier, Keynesian analysis of the economy assumes that the economy can settle at any equilibrium.

For example, in Figure 1 below, the equilibrium level of national income (Y*) is well below the full employment level of income (Yfe). One’s own borrowing should be examined in the context of inflation/deflation. As already noted, a fixed-rate borrower benefits from inflation and loses out when deflation dominates; it’s less urgent to pay down your mortgage when inflation is rampant than it is during a deflationary spiral.

Another “inflation tax” hazard for investors is winding up in higher tax brackets due to nominal increases in income. Wages and/or investment income that rise merely to keep pace with inflation can push taxpayers into higher rates of taxation (the new tax bill modestly Author: Stefan Gleason.

Making the Automatic Stabilizers More Effective Changes in Tax Rates To fight inflation, the government can raise taxes To fight recession, the government can cut taxes Corporate incomes taxes can be raised during periods of inflation and lowered when recessions occur.

Using tax rate changes as a counter cyclical policy5/5(1). If inflation "overheats" and prices rise too rapidly, restrictive or 'tight' monetary and fiscal policy tools are employed. If prices begin to fall generally, as is the case with deflation, 'loose' or expansionary monetary and fiscal policy tools are used.

Income-tax rates have changed. Back then, bond yields were much, much higher, as were savings rates. And it's just the first signs of inflation that now have been spotted. If cutting taxes is accompanied by a cut in government spending, this will reduce public consumption, in which case it should be asked which element is larger: The increase in private consumption and investment, or.

The amount by which public consumption will be reduced. Inflationary gap (inflation = price increases). “It is not any more difficult to use taxes and borrowing to counteract inflationary pressure caused by Basic Income spending than it is to counteract inflationary pressure caused by military spending or any other kind of spending.” Regardless, some inflation may not be such a bad thing for the economy, according to Pressman.

So would the negative effects on household net worth, which already, in relation to after-tax income, is lower than in the s. Currency inflation/deflation. We all normally talk about currency devaluation or appreciation.

This is, however, another type of inflation/deflation and like all the others, it has widespread ramifications. Personal income taxes and corporate income taxes are examples of ____ taxes. Correcta. variable Reductions in the personal income tax, often advocated by supply-siders to increase labor supply and effort, can be expected to also d.

economy will react automatically to an inflationary gap through deflation. Figure describes which of. Tax is a fiscal monetary policy which the tovernment conteols in order to control the aggregate demand in the economy which does have an impact on GDP and the price level in the economy (inflation/deflation).

So if a country increases tax rates, p. Inflation-index-linked bonds can help to hedge against inflation risk because they increase in value during inflationary periods.

The United Author: Troy Segal. At one time in my life I used to be wagon puller so to speak. Property taxes $, income and social security taxes probably another $25, Plus stashing another $10, into a K. Now it’s property tax $60 and income tax 0.

And social security payout $21. Over the past few months, I have become increasingly irritated with the confident press claim that recessions lead to lower rates of price inflation.

For reasons that I myself do not understand, a recent Wall Street Journal piece pushed me over the edge, and the article you are now reading is the fruit of my frustration. By the end, I hope to convince you that both theory and.

Deflation makes fixed-income more valuable. If you plan, instead, for inflation, you will be disappointed. If you plan, instead, for inflation, you will be disappointed.

Only gilts do well in a. Deflation occurs when asset and consumer prices fall over time. While this may seem like a great thing for shoppers, the actual cause of widespread deflation is a long-term drop in demand.

Deflation often signals an impending recession. With a recession comes declining wages, job losses, and big hits to most investment portfolios.