The United States has a special tax on cigarettes. This tax is an example of:

an excise tax.
a value-added tax.
an excess-profits tax.
a progressive tax.

The triangle of welfare loss that a sales tax on a specific item causes is:

equal to the revenue that the government collects.
due to the costs of collecting and administering the tax.
only occurs in a regressive tax, not a progressive one.
due to the changes in behavior that the tax induces.

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