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Tax Reform in the Baltics, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Tax Reform in the Baltics, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Liam Ebrill

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758026.084

ISBN: 9781557758026

Keywords: tax administration, tax policy, tax administrations, tax system, tax reform

This paper provides an overview of the recent revenue performance in the Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union, and a survey of these countries efforts to modify tax policy in line with th...

Tax Amnesties
			: Theory, Trends, and Some Alternatives

Tax Amnesties : Theory, Trends, and Some Alternatives »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Eric Le Borgne , and Katherine Baer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067363.058

ISBN: 9781589067363

Keywords: tax administration, tax amnesty, tax amnesties, tax evasion, tax compliance

Tax amnesties remain as popular as ever as a tool for raising revenue and increasing tax compliance. International experience, however, shows that the costs of tax amnesty programs often exceed the programs' benefi...

Value-Added Tax
			: Administrative and Policy Issues

Value-Added Tax : Administrative and Policy Issues »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751843.084

ISBN: 9781557751843

Keywords: vat, tax administration, tax return, sales tax, tax department

More than 50 countries worldwide employ a value-added tax. What are its effects on prices, exports, and investment? Is it regressive? These and other questions are answered in this collection of papers presented at...

Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , M. Yücelik , Peter Griffith , and Carlos Aguirre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1981

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750815.084

ISBN: 9781557750815

Keywords: taxation, sales tax, tax system, tax administration, sales taxes

This study indentifies some of the taxation problems most frequently encountered by Fund member countries in sub-Saharan Africa and seeks solutions that may be useful to either the region as a whole or to groups of...

Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries

Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557753175.071

ISBN: 9781557753175

Keywords: tax administration, tax system, tax reform, vat, tax returns

Taxation, like politics, is the art of the possible--yet most public finance texts ignore the critical role played by tax administration in restoring macroeconomic balance and promoting equity and efficiency. This...

Tax Law Design and Drafting, Volume 2

Tax Law Design and Drafting, Volume 2 »

Series: Books

Author(s): Victor Thuronyi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 June 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756336.071

ISBN: 9781557756336

Keywords: taxation, tax treaties, tax administration, tax system, tax liability

A comprehensive guide to income tax legislation, this book is the second of two volumes dealing with tax legislation from a comparative law perspective. Distilled from the IMF Legal Department's extensive experienc...

Improving Large Taxpayers' Compliance
			: A Review of Country Experience

Improving Large Taxpayers' Compliance : A Review of Country Experience »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Olivier Benon , Katherine Baer , and Juan Toro R.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061187.084

ISBN: 9781589061187

Keywords: Taxes, Taxation, tax administration, large taxpayers, tax collection, tax administrations, taxpayer compliance

One area that has not been reviewed in developing countries is the growing focus on different segments of the taxpayer population-including the large taxpayers-as a way to encourage greater stability in public reve...

Transition to Market
			: Studies in Fiscal Reform

Transition to Market : Studies in Fiscal Reform »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752758.071

ISBN: 9781557752758

Keywords: privatization, tax administration, tax system, taxation, tax reform

The IMF has been a major participant in the challenge of transforming many African, Asian, and European countries from centrally planned to market economies. The authors of this book, mainly staff members of the IM...

The Modern VAT

The Modern VAT »

Series: Books

Author(s): Liam Ebrill , Michael Keen , and Victoria Perry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060265.071

ISBN: 9781589060265

Keywords: vat, tax administration, sales tax, taxation, tax system

Value-added tax, or VAT, first introduced less than 50 years ago, is now a pivotal component of tax systems around the world. The rapid and seemingly irresistible rise of the VAT is probably the most important tax...

Fiscal Policies in Economies in Transition

Fiscal Policies in Economies in Transition »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751911.071

ISBN: 9781557751911

Keywords: tax administration, taxation, tax reform, tax system, vat

The collapse of central economic planning in many countries and the breakup of the Soviet Union have put into disarray systems of government revenues and expenditures in those countries. This collection of 16 pape...