Talk:Single tax

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Alternative meaning[edit]

September 2013 -- There is some rumors in Thailand about more unmarriage person tax, or Single person tax, also called "Single tax" (Thai: ภาษีคนโสด).

Terdsak Chomtosuwan, an economics professor from Rangsit University, has asked the government to consider encouraging Thais to bear more children by collecting a “single tax” and “no children tax.”

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Thais outraged by suggestion of single tax policy. BANGKOK, 6 September 2013 (NNT) - A proposal by an economic academic to increase tax rates for single citizens has sparked debate among young Thais.


--Love Krittaya (talk) 03:32, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Not sure how seriously Thai government is considering this. If it is notable enough it should have its own page, maybe called Single Person Tax to avoid confusion.Jonpatterns (talk) 22:28, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

"Single tax" also apparently means (according to a scholarly article) the principle that income should only be taxed once, meaning that counties should offer tax deductions or credits for income gained overseas if the recipient has already paid taxes overseas. Accordingly, since apparently this article is nothing more than a dictionary entry, I will include that definition. file:///C:/Users/reboot/Downloads/SSRN-id2226309.pdf Whomyl (talk) 14:01, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Reiterating: there is no academic use of "single tax", as a standalone term, to mean anything other than georgism. If you can find one or two news articles that have a headline mentioning "single tax", note that authors do not do their own copywriting. Any other non-land reference to "single tax", such as Rotherbard's isolated use, is an attempt to be clever by recalling the popular social reform movement.Whomyl (talk) 14:01, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Problematic premise of this article[edit]

The premise of this article rests on original research, or possibly based on a one sentence long dictionary reference I just discovered. Use a dictionary to make phrases of speech like "a single tax on _________" clear; don't use Wikipedia. This page adds nothing beyond what is offered by a dictionary except confusion. 100% of the time that "single tax" is used as a standalone noun without further explanation, it refers exclusively to Georgism. I therefore question if this article offers any value and if its disutility exceeds whatever that may be.Whomyl (talk) 13:45, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

You may try this search out on your own in google and google scholar:
"single tax" -"henry george" -land -Filing -office -"single tax rate" -"Single Tax Corp" -"single tax entity" -"single tax year" -"single tax return" -"single tax increase" -"single tax colony" -"single tax league"
The results are all about georgism or land, or they are phrases of speech. I found one that was "______ as a single tax", which is about as close as anything gets to making this article relevant... in that case, just use a dictionary.Whomyl (talk) 13:45, 14 December 2014 (UTC)