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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050
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What happens to consumer and producer surplus when the sale of a good is taxed? How does the change in consumer and producer surplus compare to the tax revenue? Explain.

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The impact of tax on consumer and producer surplus and tax revenue.

Explanation

The tax is the unilateral payment from the people to the government. Tax is the main source of income of the government which can be used for carrying on the public expenditure of the government. The main types of taxes include the income tax, wealth tax and the professional tax which constitutes one-third of the total tax revenue of the government. The consumer surplus is the difference between the maximum price a person is willing to pay and the actual price he paid. Similarly, the producer surplus is the difference between the minimum price a producer is willing to accept and the actual price he received. The aggregate of these two surpluses is known as the economic surplus...

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