Phantom taxes in your electric bill
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Phantom taxes in your electric bill a report on Federal income tax avoidance by electric utilities by Morgan, Richard

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Published by Environmental Action Foundation] in [Washington .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Electric utilities -- Taxation -- United States.,
  • Electric utilities -- Accounting.

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Statement[by Richard Morgan].
ContributionsGalinsky, Seth, joint author., Kauper, Deborah, joint author., Environmental Action Foundation.
LC ClassificationsHD9685.U5 M63
The Physical Object
Pagination23 p. ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4934321M
LC Control Number76361298

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