The collection of rules that falls under the rubric of "jurisdiction to tax" has aptly been described as "a body of law in search of a theory." Although this Article lays no claim to advancing such a theory, it does seek to provide a broad theoretical perspective on jurisdiction-to-tax issues raised by income and consumption taxation in the new economy. It is designed to suggest ways of thinking about the fundamental questions involved, questions that are often obscured by a preoccupation with the application of specific jurisdiction-to-tax rules to individualized fact patterns in particularized contexts. In short, this Article is designed to establish a framework for exploring the questions to which the balance of the symposium is directed.
Jurisdiction to Tax Income and Consumption in the New Economy: A Theoretical and Comparative Perspective
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