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Fiscal Monitor, April 2018

Capitalizing on Good Times

April 2018 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: the burden of high global debt and the opportunities and challenges of digital government.

Tax Policy Handbook

Tax Policy Handbook »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754905.071

ISBN: 9781557754905

Keywords: taxation, vat, tax system, tax structure, tax systems

Edited by Parthasarathi Shome, this Handbook was written primarily for economists who are responsible for analyzing and evaluating economic policies of developing countries at an applied level, and who would benefi...

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...

Value Added Tax
			: International Practice and Problems

Value Added Tax : International Practice and Problems »

Series: Books

Author(s): Alan Tait

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1988

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750129.071

ISBN: 9781557750129

Keywords: vat, sales tax, sales taxes, retail sales tax, farmers

This book, by Alan A. Tait, is an examination of VAT. It looks at problems and theoretical options and potential impacts, as well as detailing the practical aspects of implementing new tax structures. The author ad...

Comprehensive Tax Reform
			: The Colombian Experience

Comprehensive Tax Reform : The Colombian Experience »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Parthasarathi Shome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754646.084

ISBN: 9781557754646

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

This paper analyzes particular areas of tax policy that have concerned the Colombian authorities during the 1990s, while comprising a comprehensive approach to tax reform over time. It is intended to allow the read...

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...

Implementing a US Carbon Tax
			: Challenges and Debates

Implementing a US Carbon Tax : Challenges and Debates »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781138825369.071

ISBN: 9781138825369

Keywords: carbon, emissions, carbon tax, tax, transportation

Although the future extent and effects of global climate change remain uncertain, the expected damages are not zero, and risks of serious environmental and macroeconomic consequences rise with increasing atmospheri...

Sweden's Welfare State
			: Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying? »

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061583.071

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

Sweden has long been viewed as epitomizing a particular approach to economic and social policy. To its advocates, the Swedish welfare state builds on a strong social consensus favoring extensive state intervention...

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...

Age of Ingenuity
			: Re-imagining 21st Century International Cooperation

Age of Ingenuity : Re-imagining 21st Century International Cooperation »

Series: IMF Speeches

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388860.076

ISBN: 9781484388860

Keywords: Taxes, Trade, Climate changes, multilateralism; trade; taxes; climate, innovation

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivered this address at the Library of Congress as part of the Library's Henry A. Kissinger Lecture Series in Washington, D.C. on December 4, 2018....