A​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​assignment One (30 credits version) (a) Explain the use of the terms ‘efficiency’ and ‘equity’ in relation to taxation. You should use examples of individual taxes to illustrate your analysis. (60 marks) 

(b) To what extent is there a conflict between efficiency and equity? 

How might this be minimized? (40 marks)

Explain and illustrate your answer in no more than 2,500 words. 

This limit includes tables and captions but excludes footnotes, endnotes, tables of figures and references. Answers that exceed this limit will result in a loss of marks. Full details of penalties for late submission, exceeding the word limit and other information can be found at the end of this assignment.

 Your assignment should be submitted via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to The Centre for Financial and Management Studies no later than 17th May 2022. Full instructions are available on the VLE. Student Assignment Guidelines 

This assignment relates to the learning materials in Unit 2 on optimal tax theory and Unit 3 which deals with income and wealth inequality and tax and public policy together with relevant course readings.

 Your answer to part a should define and explain the use of the terms efficiency and equity in relation to taxation, and you should use specific examples of individual taxes to clarify your analysis. For part b you should examine both the degree to which there is a conflict between efficiency and equity in taxation and how this might be reduced

. Your assignment must be properly referenced. Further information on referencing (ie the Harvard system) is available in Studying at a Distance by Talbot on the Virtual Learning Environment. Plagiarism All assignments submitted must be your own work and written in your own words. 

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