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Tax bite #54

The concept of a value added tax was originally proposed by a German economist in the 18th century but it was first introduced in France in 1954 by Maurice Lauré, then joint director of the French tax authority. The idea was of a tax that did not affect the cost of production but was collected on the final price paid by the consumer. VAT is described as an ‘indirect’ tax as it is collected by someone other than the person who bears the cost, by the supplier not the final consumer.

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