Tax Incentives and Amazon HQ2
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- May 22, 2019
- 56 min 58 sec
References: Bava Batra: 8a, Bava Batra: 7b, Bava Kamma: 113a, Bava Metzia: 60a, Bava Metzia: 60b
Is a government plan to exempt new businesses from certain taxes legitimate in the eyes of Jewish law and ethics? A few notes regarding recognizing "in-kind" contributions to society in lieu of taxes, tax legislation which favours a particular sector, undercutting a neighbouring region in competition for a relocating business, and accepting a tax incentive when the business was going to move there anyway.
- Masechet Ketuvot B'Iyun 29a-b: insights into Tos' regarding מחזיר גרושתו ויבמה לשוק; the Yerushalmy re: the Father died before העמדה בדין