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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

Tax Rate Cuts and Tax Compliance-The Laffer Curve Revisited

Tax Rate Cuts and Tax Compliance-The Laffer Curve Revisited »

Volume/Issue: 2008/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamás Papp , and Elöd Takáts

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868692.001

ISBN: 9781451868692

Keywords: tax evasion, Laffer curve, tax authority, tax rate cuts,

The paper shows how tax rate cuts can increase revenues by improving tax compliance. The intuition is that tax evasion has externalities: tax evaders protect each other, because they tie down limited enforcement ca...

Tax Rate Cuts and Tax Compliance-The Laffer Curve Revisited1

Tax Rate Cuts and Tax Compliance-The Laffer Curve Revisited1 »

Source: Tax Rate Cuts and Tax Compliance-The Laffer Curve Revisited

Volume/Issue: 2008/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamás Papp , and Elöd Takáts

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868692

Keywords: tax evasion, Laffer curve, tax authority, tax rate cuts,

The paper shows how tax rate cuts can increase revenues by improving tax compliance. The intuition is that tax evasion has externalities: tax evaders protect each other, because they tie down limited enforcement ca...

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
			: Selected Issues

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2007/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816952.002

ISBN: 9781451816952

Keywords: tax revenue, tax base, fiscal risks, tax policy

This Selected Issues paper reviews medium-term fiscal challenges for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR). It focuses on key considerations that need to be evaluated when formulating a medium-ter...

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451816952

Keywords: tax revenue, tax base, fiscal risks, tax policy

This Selected Issues paper reviews medium-term fiscal challenges for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR). It focuses on key considerations that need to be evaluated when formulating a medium-ter...

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451816952

Keywords: tax revenue, tax base, fiscal risks, tax policy

This Selected Issues paper reviews medium-term fiscal challenges for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR). It focuses on key considerations that need to be evaluated when formulating a medium-ter...

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451816952

Keywords: tax revenue, tax base, fiscal risks, tax policy

This Selected Issues paper reviews medium-term fiscal challenges for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR). It focuses on key considerations that need to be evaluated when formulating a medium-ter...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2006/398

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822557.002

ISBN: 9781451822557

Keywords: revenues, budget, deficit, revenue sharing, tax administration

Progress in fiscal reforms, especially with regard to revenue mobilization, will require a broader reform of center-province fiscal relations in Lao People's Democratic Republic. There are challenges ahead to restr...

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Lao People's Democratic Republic : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2006/398

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451822557

Keywords: revenues, budget, deficit, revenue sharing, tax administration

Progress in fiscal reforms, especially with regard to revenue mobilization, will require a broader reform of center-province fiscal relations in Lao People's Democratic Republic. There are challenges ahead to restr...

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Lao People's Democratic Republic : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2006/398

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451822557

Keywords: revenues, budget, deficit, revenue sharing, tax administration

Progress in fiscal reforms, especially with regard to revenue mobilization, will require a broader reform of center-province fiscal relations in Lao People's Democratic Republic. There are challenges ahead to restr...

Taxation Reforms and Changes in Revenue Assignments in China

Taxation Reforms and Changes in Revenue Assignments in China »

Volume/Issue: 2004/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raju Singh , Ben Lockwood , and Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854855.001

ISBN: 9781451854855

Keywords: vat, vat revenue, consumption tax, tax revenues, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue,

The value-added tax (VAT) in China has the unusual feature that capital goods are included in the VAT base. In addition, most services are subject to the business tax, which is not creditable against VAT, but which...