Tax and Fiscal Policy

Wealth Taxes are Unjust and Bad Economics


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Matthew Lesh writes for CapX

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Harrison Griffiths writes for CapX

Matthew Lesh quoted in City AM

IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh has been quoted in City AM warning against call for a wealth tax.

Matthew said:

“There will be huge administrative difficulties in how you design a tax like that. How much is art worth? How much are vintage cars worth? How much is jewellery worth? You also don’t really know how much a property is worth until you try selling it.

“Increasing wealth taxes could well foster a sense of unfairness, because it would form a part of double taxation. People are already taxed on the income as they receive it. A wealth tax would mean taxing that money again and again. It’s an attack on people’s ability to save and accumulate.”

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