PA 581 Tax Expenditure Budget and State Lotteries

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PA 581 Tax Expenditure Budget and State Lotteries
Does your state develop a tax expenditure budget? Does it prepare impact…

 

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PA 581 Tax Expenditure Budget and State Lotteries 

PA 581 Tax Expenditure Budget and State Lotteries

Discussions Week 6 All Students Posts 68 Pages

Tax Expenditure Budget – 34 Pages 

Does your state develop a tax expenditure budget? Does it prepare impact statements? What are some of the issues/challenges that can arise in forecasting government revenue (local, state, and/or federal)? Which of them would you consider the most difficult to address/circumvent?

Additionally, how is the baseline revenue forecast prepared? If the present tax structure is the normal tax baseline, what is the level of tax expenditures?

Finally, please select one of the alternative methods of revenue forecasting as discussed in the textbook (Chapter 12) and briefly describe what it involves and where/when it can be best employed (and why)…

State Lotteries – 34 Pages 

State lotteries exist in 37 states and the District of Columbia. What are the upsides and downsides of state lotteries from the following perspectives?

Provide just one comment per response.

  • Citizens?
  • State government?
  • Local government?
  • The private sector?

What really is a state lottery? An ingenious, voluntary contribution-based mechanism of generating revenue for important causes? A tax on people who are short on money but long on aspirations? A perfect example of a state monopoly with legitimate yet morally questionable means of generating public funds? All of the above?…