tax rate structures

The topic for this assignment is as follows:

It is generally agreed that there are three primary tax rate structures utilized in this country, a progressive rate structure, a proportional rate structure, and a regressive rate structure. Various structures are used in different applications. For this paper, you are to describe each of these rate structures, list the pros and cons of each rate system, and then select the one rate structure you feel would be best utilized by the federal government to tax individual and business entities to support the running of the government and support your selection with detailed reasons why it would be the best of the three available options.

Develop your ideas by moving from your description and analysis into your ultimate selection of the best option (see the Ashford Writing Centers Body Paragraphs (Links to an external site.) resource for assistance). Your paper should incorporate at least three scholarly sources of your choice. Include a complete references list in APA Style at the end of the paper.

The paper must

Identify the main issues of the topic.
Contain and reference new learning that has occurred.
Build upon class activities or incidents that facilitated learning and understanding.
The paper must be submitted to your instructor no later than 11:59 pm of the time zone in which you reside on the last day of class.

The Three Primary Tax Rate Structures Final Paper

Must be four to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Centers APA Style (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Students name
Course name and number
Instructors name
Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear and succinct thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper and your conclusion paragraph needs to reaffirm the thesis.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.
Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text, including a minimum of one from the Ashford University Online Library.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library Quick n Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Centers APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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