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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...

Supply-Side Tax Policy
			: Its Relevance to Developing Countries

Supply-Side Tax Policy : Its Relevance to Developing Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): Ved Gandhi , Liam Ebrill , Parthasarathi Shome , Luis Manas Anton , Jitendra Modi , Fernando Sanchez-Ugarte , and George Mackenzie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1987

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780939934911.071

ISBN: 9780939934911

Keywords: tax evasion, tax incentives, taxation, tax rates, tax system

Written by Ved P. Gandhi, Liam P. Ebrill, George A. Mackenzie, Luis Mañas-Antón, Jitendra R. Modi, Somchai Richupan, Fernando Sanchez-Ugarte, and Parthasarathi Shome, this book contains 12 articles. It examines the...

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 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...

Inequality and Fiscal Policy

Inequality and Fiscal Policy »

Series: Books

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Ruud Mooij , Sanjeev Gupta , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513567754.071

ISBN: 9781513567754

Keywords: income, tax, taxes, revenue, health

The sizeable increase in income inequality experienced in advanced economies and many parts of the world since the 1990s and the severe consequences of the global economic and financial crisis have brought distribu...

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...

Une politique fiscale pour les pays en développement

Une politique fiscale pour les pays en développement »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , and Howell Zee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2002

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060210.051

ISBN: 9781589060210

Keywords: Developing countries, tax incentives, tax policy, tax system, tax systems, personal income tax, taxation, tax revenue, corporate income tax, tax credits

Discusses important tax policy issues facing developing countries today, provides a review of the role of tax incentives, and identifies some policy challenges posed by the globalization of the world economy. Draws...

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...

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...

Hiding in the Shadows
			: The Growth of the Underground Economy

Hiding in the Shadows : The Growth of the Underground Economy »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Dominik Enste , and Friedrich Schneider

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060968.051

ISBN: 9781589060968

Keywords: tax rates, labor force, taxation, tax revenues, tax evasion

Examines the role of the shadow, or underground, economy. Looks at ways of measuring it, the relationship between the shadow economy and the main stream economy, why it has been growing in size, and its effects on...