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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 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...

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...

Tax harmonization in the European Community
			: Policy Issues and Analysis

Tax harmonization in the European Community : Policy Issues and Analysis »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752253.084

ISBN: 9781557752253

Keywords: taxation, tax rates, tax harmonization, tax systems, tax evasion

Tax harmonization is an integral part of completing the single European market. Expansion of the single market to the European Economic Area, and eventually to some Eastern European countries, suggests that the EC...

Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , M. Yücelik , Peter Griffith , and Carlos Aguirre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1981

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750815.084

ISBN: 9781557750815

Keywords: taxation, sales tax, tax system, tax administration, sales taxes

This study indentifies some of the taxation problems most frequently encountered by Fund member countries in sub-Saharan Africa and seeks solutions that may be useful to either the region as a whole or to groups of...

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...

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: 07 August 2003

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061538.051

ISBN: 9781589061538

Keywords: tax rates, labor force, taxation, tax revenues, tax evasion, tax rate, tax avoidance, tax system, tax compliance, pension

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...

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): Friedrich Schneider , and Dominik Enste

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2003

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061545.051

ISBN: 9781589061545

Keywords: tax rates, labor force, taxation, tax revenues, tax evasion, tax rate, tax avoidance, tax system, tax compliance, pension

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...

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): Friedrich Schneider , and Dominik Enste

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 2003

Language: Russian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061552.051

ISBN: 9781589061552

Keywords: tax rates, labor force, taxation, tax revenues, tax evasion, tax rate, tax avoidance, tax system, tax compliance, pension

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...

Tax Policy for Developing Countries

Tax Policy for Developing Countries »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Howell Zee , and Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2002

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060234.051

ISBN: 9781589060234

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...

Tax Policy for Developing Countries

Tax Policy for Developing Countries »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Howell Zee , and Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 2002

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060241.051

ISBN: 9781589060241

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...