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            JEWISH PERSPECTIVES ON THE ETHICS
                     OF TAX EVASION
                 Robert W. McGee, Florida International University
                         Gordon M. Cohn, Touro College

                                           ABSTRACT

        The ethics of tax evasion has been discussed sporadically in the theological and
philosophical literature for at least 500 years. Martin Crowe wrote a doctoral thesis that reviewed
much of that literature in 1944. The debate revolved around about 15 issues. Over the centuries,
three main views evolved on the topic.
        This paper begins with a review of the literature and identifies the main issues and
summarizes the three main viewpoints that have emerged over the centuries. It then reports on the
results of two surv
								
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