The Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into Britain's tax policy to find out how it can be used to encourage economic growth.
The Chancellor has said he wants to reform Britain's tax system in a bid to reduce the burden of red tape on businesses and attract more international investment.
In July he set up the Office for Tax Simplification to analyse "potential reform options".
This week's consultation follows recent separate reports on tax policy principles from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and the Institute For Fiscal Studies in London.
The OECD reports tax systems should aim to "distort" economic incentives as little as possible. It names corporate taxes as the most "harmful" type of tax for economic growth, followed by personal income taxes and then consumption taxes.
Published by the IFS, the Mirrlees Review argues tax systems should be considered together with the benefit system.
It should seek neutrality and achieve "progressivity" as efficiently as possible, the body says.
The government also wants to know public opinion on what are the key principles which should underlie tax policy.
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