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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...

Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries

Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Liam Ebrill , Sanjeev Gupta , Anthony Pellechio , Jerald Schiff , George Abed , Ronald McMorran , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757173.084

ISBN: 9781557757173

Keywords: Developing countries, expenditure, tax administration, tax revenue, wage, expenditures

The reform of fiscal policies and institutions lies at the heart of structural adjustment in developing countries. Although the immediate aim of such reform is to reduce fiscal imbalances to achieve macroeconomic s...

Political Economy of Multi-Level Tax Assignments in Latin American Countries

Political Economy of Multi-Level Tax Assignments in Latin American Countries »

Source: Political Economy of Multi-Level Tax Assignments in Latin American Countries : Earmarked Revenue Versus Tax Autonomy

Volume/Issue: 2008/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giorgio Brosio , and Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869330

Keywords: taxation, property tax, tax administration, tax collections

A weakness of decentralization and overall tax reforms in Latin America is the lack of attention to adequate taxation at the subnational government. A reliance on shared taxes with extensive earmarking leads to wea...

1 The Reform of Tax Administration

1 The Reform of Tax Administration »

Source: Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1992

ISBN: 9781557753175

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

Tanzi (1987) has pointed out, tax administration plays a crucial role in determining the real (or effective) tax system, as opposed to the statutory tax system. Indeed, there is...

11 Privatization of Tax Administration

11 Privatization of Tax Administration »

Source: Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1992

ISBN: 9781557753175

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

To speak of privatizing tax administration is risky, despite the winds of reform blowing in that direction in this early part of the 1990s. At first sight, the title of this study may possibly s...

4 Improving the Administration of the Colombian Income Tax, 1986-88

4 Improving the Administration of the Colombian Income Tax, 1986-88 »

Source: Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1992

ISBN: 9781557753175

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

1 Progress, however, has often lagged in one important area, that of the administration of the tax. 2 This...

3 The Nexus of Tax Administration and Tax Policy in Jamaica and Guatemala

3 The Nexus of Tax Administration and Tax Policy in Jamaica and Guatemala »

Source: Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1992

ISBN: 9781557753175

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

It is almost inevitable that a report on taxation in a developing country, especially if prepared by an outside advisor or a donor, will end by pointing out that the primary problem is one of po...

5 The Introduction of a Value-Added Tax in Trinidad and Tobago

5 The Introduction of a Value-Added Tax in Trinidad and Tobago »

Source: Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1992

ISBN: 9781557753175

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

1 with steeply rising marginal rates, a uniform (with minor exceptions) external tariff that the countries could not unilaterally raise under...

PART II Reforming Tax Administration

PART II Reforming Tax Administration »

Source: Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1992

ISBN: 9781557753175

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

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7 Tax Administration and Inflation

7 Tax Administration and Inflation »

Source: Improving Tax Administration in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1992

ISBN: 9781557753175

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

This paper discusses the impact of inflation on tax systems and analyzes the revenue and administrative effects of measures designed to adjust tax systems for inflation....