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    Hi there. Hope someone can help as I'm a little stuck. I have an essay to do for Economics 1st year university level on taxes. I don't want answers or anything, just for someone to guide me in the right direction. The question is:
    If it doesn’t matter whether taxes are imposed on buyers or sellers, what does matter?

    I am reading over my tax chapter in my Economics textbook. If anyone could even suggest what main points/features I should discuss in my essay that would be such a help!
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    Hi there. Hope someone can help as I'm a little stuck. I have an essay to do for Economics 1st year university level on taxes. I don't want answers or anything, just for someone to guide me in the right direction. The question is:
    If it doesn’t matter whether taxes are imposed on buyers or sellers, what does matter?

    I am reading over my tax chapter in my Economics textbook. If anyone could even suggest what main points/features I should discuss in my essay that would be such a help!
    It can be down to the elasticities of demand and supply. Certain extreme values, for example, can cause firms to pass on the full cost of tax to consumers.

    Read into the "incidence of tax on consumers"; change (p) / change (t) = n / (n - e).
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    hello, by coincidence im doing the exact same essay at the moment and i really dont know where to start. im just basically gonna write whatever i know or can read in the textbook and online about taxes. tax incidence, equivalance of tax etc.

    any more help would be greatly appreciated.

    alcampo you dont go to queens belfast by any chance?
 
 
 
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