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Inter-Sectoral Equity in Tax Burden - Estimates of Potential Tax Revenue from the Farm Sector

Estimates of Potential Tax Revenue from the Farm Sector S L Shetty What is the potential tax revenue that might have accrued to the State exchequer if, for inter- sectoral equity, farm households had been subjected to tax incidence levels identical with those borne by non-farm households? In estimating this magnitude, this paper examines the inter-sectoral and inter-class inequity in the incidence of tax on farm and non-farm households by estimating the patterns of income distribution in the farm and non-farm sectors and juxtaposing the same against the absolute levels of tax burdens on households under the respective income brackets.

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