Genesis for one. A flat 10% tithe. During the time of the Judges the temples were the government so the 10% tithe financed the government. A 10% income tax would be the best system, as it was then.
I believe we need only 4 forms of taxation: a 10% income tax, an acreage tax (to prevent hording of land at no expense), perhaps some infrastructure fees, and loser pays court costs. The constitution needs to be amended to prevent the government, or any arm of the government, from collecting revenue from any way other than these four ways.
NO! I'd rather not pay rent to the 'manor lord', if you don't mind. I object to the threat of divesting someone of their property if they don't pay the tax (which can be raised arbitrarily at any time--I know, the assessed value of my home has doubled in three years with NO improvements).
(North Dakotans, Vote for Measure 2 June 12th!--eliminate the property tax!)
Article I, Section 9 clearly states, “no Capitation, or other direct Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census of Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.”
Essentially, you can’t have tax brackets or graduated tax systems, like we do. Excise taxes are the most common way to collect monies for the government.
I do agree with loser-pays court fees. That should be the case across the board.