Autonomy in Subnational Income Taxes (BOK)

Violeta Ruiz Almendral

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Subnational tax autonomy is a cornerstone of a viable system of fiscal federalism. The underlying principle is that spending by constituent units in a federal or quasi federal country is paid for by revenues that are under the control of that unit. Economists recommend that the taxation base remain the same across all constituent units in a country to minimize administrative and compliance costs as well as tax avoidance activities. There are important differences between constituent units of federal or quasi-federal states in OECD countries with respect to both powers for taxation of personal income and the use made of such powers, if any. Subnational Tax Autonomy in OECD Federations examines tax autonomy as a powerful tool in setting tax rates. Two key issues are examined in detail: first, why proposals giving more power to set tax rates have been implemented (Spain), put forward (UK), stalled (Belguim), or set aside (Germany), and second, how such powers are used in federations whose constituent units have them (Canada, Switzerland, and the United States).


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Violeta Ruiz Almendral
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780773538795
Antall sider 200 Dimensjoner 22,4cm x 14,9cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 296 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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