Each corporation's true purpose is to give profits to the shareholders. There is a going rate for how much it is worth it to risk creating a business in an area. This number rarely changes. If the expenses go up then costs must be cut elsewhere or prices for the product must go up.
Shareholders expect a certain rate of return
When you tax corporations they simply pass on the cost to the customer
Of course, the tax code is so messed up that it isn’t necessarily that simple.
Which of course brings us to our conclusion that the tax code is too complicated and probably immoral
What would a moral tax code look like?
States pay federal
Counties pay states
Cities pay counties
People pay cities
Each city can decide how to tax for services
This allows for the most competition between different tax ideas
Fees for services