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Green tax shift

A green tax shift is a fiscal policy which lowers the taxes on income including wages and profit, and raises taxes on consumption, particularly on the consumption of non-renewable or unsustainable consumption.

Examples of taxes to be lowered are:

Examples of taxes to be implemented or increased: Tax shifting may include balancing taxation levels to be revenue-neutral for government, industry or consumer groups.

Taxes on consumption may take the feebate approach advocated by Amory Lovins in which additional fees on less sustainable products -- such as sport utility vehicles -- are pooled to fund rebates on more sustainable alternatives -- such as hybrid electric vehicles.

The object of a green tax shift is often to implement a "full cost accounting", using fiscal policy to internalize market distorting externalities, which leads to higher efficiency, and sustainable wealth creation.