Tax simplification and tax reform editorial commentary (December 10, 1984 - March 12, 1985) by Felix Chin

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  • Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States,
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StatementFelix Chin
SeriesReport (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 85-637 L, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1985-1986, reel 11, fr. 000060
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination52 p.
Number of Pages52
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Open LibraryOL15454677M

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