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CHAPTER 1. Introduction

CHAPTER 1. Introduction »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067363

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

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” (emphasis added)...

CHAPTER 2. Definition and Types of Amnesties

CHAPTER 2. Definition and Types of Amnesties »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067363

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

Definition and Reasons for Amnesties Definition 3 A tax amnesty can be defined as a limited-ti...

CHAPTER 3. Economic Analysis

CHAPTER 3. Economic Analysis »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067363

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

In this chapter we first give a heuristic intuition of the economic literature and modeling of tax amnesty. We then describe the key results of the literature. The Modeling of Tax Amnes...

CHAPTER 4. Recent Trends and Evidence

CHAPTER 4. Recent Trends and Evidence »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067363

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

In this section we analyze the recent trends in tax amnesties, and some evidence is provided regarding their revenue and compliance effects. The first section is devoted to a review of the econometric litera...

CHAPTER 5. Alternatives to Amnesties

CHAPTER 5. Alternatives to Amnesties »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067363

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

The previous sections have highlighted some of the shortcomings of tax amnesties: (1) immediate gross revenue collection is, at best, limited to a low (single-digit) share of revenue collection; (2) short-te...

CHAPTER 6. Conclusions

CHAPTER 6. Conclusions »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067363

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

Countries and states have introduced tax amnesties for a variety of reasons. Among the most common ones are (1) an immediate revenue need (e.g., during an economic downturn), (2) a desire to improve tax comp...

Current and Proposed Non-Oil Tax System in Azerbaijan

Current and Proposed Non-Oil Tax System in Azerbaijan »

Source: Current and Proposed Non-Oil Tax System in Azerbaijan

Volume/Issue: 2008/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870831

Keywords: non-oil taxation, non-oil tax policy, non-oil tax administration, tax system, tax administration, tax rates, direct taxes,

This paper analyzes developments in non-oil tax policy, administration, and revenues in Azerbaijan, and suggests measures for further improvement. The main finding is that Azerbaijan's non-oil tax revenues increase...

Revenue Administration

Revenue Administration »

Source: Revenue Administration : Administering Revenues from Natural Resources - A Short Primer

Volume: 14

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Andrea Lemgruber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498349673

Keywords: Natural resource taxation, Natural resources, Revenue administration, Tax administration

Many developing countries have significant natural resource endowments, presenting a remarkable opportunity to boost long-term growth. However, this opportunity comes with enormous challenges. To maximize social an...

Collecting Taxes During an Economic Crisis

Collecting Taxes During an Economic Crisis »

Source: Collecting Taxes During an Economic Crisis : Challenges and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2009/17

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): John Brondolo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2009

ISBN: 9781462339440

Keywords: Financial crisis, Corporate sector, Collection of taxes, Fiscal policy, Tax collection, Tax administration, Tax revenues, Value added tax, taxpayers, tax agencies

The global financial and economic crisis presents major challenges for tax agencies. With the economic downturn, tax agencies are encountering emerging compliance problems and greater demands for taxpayer support i...

Rethinking Subnational Taxes

Rethinking Subnational Taxes »

Source: Rethinking Subnational Taxes : A New Look At Tax Assignment

Volume/Issue: 1999/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Bird

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451858037

Keywords: Tax assignment, Subnational taxes, Local business taxes, Regional governments, taxation, sales tax, sales taxes, tax administration

The assignment of revenues in most developing and transitional countries to the central government has arguably facilitated irresponsible behavior by some subnational governments. One way to relieve this problem is...