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Political Institutions, State Building, and Tax Capacity

Political Institutions, State Building, and Tax Capacity »

Source: Political Institutions, State Building, and Tax Capacity : Crossing the Tipping Point

Volume/Issue: 2016/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Laura Jaramillo , and Philippe Wingender

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475558142

Keywords: Nigeria, Political economy, Income taxes, Taxation, Tax evasion, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tax administration, Spain, Western Hemisphere, China

An empirical finding by Gaspar, Jaramillo and Wingender (2016) shows that once countries cross a tax-to-GDP threshold of around 12¾ percent, real GDP per capita increases sharply and in a sustained manner over the...

What Is IMF Technical Assistance?

What Is IMF Technical Assistance? »

Source: IMF Technical Assistance : Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589060999

Keywords: banking, public expenditure, taxation, tax administration, banking system

Managing an economy is a difficult business. Designing and implementing economic policy require know-how and effective institutions of government. Many developing countries, in particular, need...

Technical Assistance in Action

Technical Assistance in Action »

Source: IMF Technical Assistance : Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589060999

Keywords: banking, public expenditure, taxation, tax administration, banking system

Technical assistance can improve lives in a variety of ways. In the next few pages we take a look at examples of how the IMF has helped governments build institutional capacity in Africa; meet i...