Accounting and Finance
Provost Lecture Series
Apr 22, 2013 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
(UTC / UTC0)
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- Professor Chanel will discuss her research into the tax and accounting issues that led to revolution and a new French tax system and how some of these same issues affect the current dialogue about changing our own tax code.
- There is a common misperception that the French Resolution was triggered in part by high taxation of the peasants. However, all levels of French society detested the tax system.
- Their anger was less about tax rates than it was about unfairness and lack of transparency, plus greed, corruption and incompetence throughout the country’s fiscal structure ... and taxation of some very strange items.