The US could not adopt the taxation model of the UAE because the per capita income in the UAE is at 49,000 whereas in the US per capita income is at 26,964. The cost of living in the United States would have to increase to make up the revenue lost by abolishing the income tax. Instead of a 6% sales tax on a $100-dollar item there would be a 25% sales tax on that $100-dollar item. People that make around the average per capita income consumes more than a person who makes more money, so they wouldn’t be able to survive if we adopted that model here in the U.S. Benefits of adopting the model would be that the retail market would go up because if people had more money to spend then they would spend money. Also, this would make the people in the U.S. a lot happier because there are the arguments that their money is being taxed twice and if there were no income tax that would eliminate that argument.