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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...

Making Fiscal Decentralization Work
			: Cross-Country Experiences

Making Fiscal Decentralization Work : Cross-Country Experiences »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069855.084

ISBN: 9781589069855

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations

The question of what makes fiscal decentralization work is faced by many policymakers around the world. This book draws on both the relevant literature and policy and technical advice provided by the IMF to a wide...

Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization
			: The Case of Uruguay

Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067271.084

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

Uruguay has experienced a remarkable recovery since the 2002 crisis, supported by sound policies and favorable external conditions. With the framework put in place in 2002, Uruguay abandoned an exchange rate peg in...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781557758026

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

At the breakup of the Soviet Union, the newly independent countries faced the daunting task of enacting their own tax laws and establishing separate tax and customs administrations. Initially, the new countr...

II Recent Revenue Developments

II Recent Revenue Developments »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781557758026

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

General government revenues, which include revenue from both central and local governments, collected within the Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union had already fallen below Sovie...

III Status of Reform and Developments Since 1997

III Status of Reform and Developments Since 1997 »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781557758026

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

This section summarizes the principal initiatives implemented by CIS countries, including those under revenue action plans in the areas of tax policy and tax administration, as well as the current status of...

IV Summary and Conclusion

IV Summary and Conclusion »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781557758026

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

Tax policy reforms have begun in almost all CIS countries, with some countries having made considerable progress. Specifically, several CIS countries have substantially redrafted their laws so that they are...

1 Fiscal Decentralization: Key Issues

1 Fiscal Decentralization: Key Issues »

Source: Making Fiscal Decentralization Work : Cross-Country Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069855

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations

A Brief Literature Review Fiscal decentralization involves a redefinition of the roles and responsibilities of the various levels of government in the conduct of fiscal policy. Tradi...

2 The IMF’s Advice on Designing and Managing Fiscal Decentralization

2 The IMF’s Advice on Designing and Managing Fiscal Decentralization »

Source: Making Fiscal Decentralization Work : Cross-Country Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069855

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations

Anecessary, albeit not sufficient, condition for fiscal discipline is a broad plan to match spending responsibilities with overall resources at each level of government. Therefore,...

3 Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

3 Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead »

Source: Making Fiscal Decentralization Work : Cross-Country Experiences

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069855

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations

The design of intergovernmental fiscal arrangements is one of the more complex areas of public finance—it spans a number of policy and institution-building issues requiring careful...