Monday, November 12, 2007
FLAT TAX EXPANDS INTO GEORGIA
Alvin Rabushka of the Hoover Institution briefly outlines the adoption of the flat tax in Georgia as well as the implications of the tax reform on growth and revenue. Here is some remarkable data: by January 2005 Georgia adopted 12 percent flat tax, replacing previously imposed four-bracket system. The tax reform lower the rate of taxation on productive behavior which, in turn, had dramatic effects on economic growth, averaging 10 percent in the past three years. Tax revenue increased from 14.5 percent of gross domestic product in 2003 to 22 percent in 2006, and should reach 24 percent in 2007.