Settlement in Tax Evasion Prosecution
AbstractIt is often argued that, even if optimal "ex post", settlement dilutes deterrence "ex ante". We analyse the interest for the tax authority of committing, "ex ante", to a settlement strategy. We show that to commit to the use of settlements is "ex ante" optimal when the tax authority receives signals that provide statistical information about the taxpayers' true tax liability. The more informative the signal, the larger the additional expected revenue raised by the tax authority when using settlement as a policy tool. Copyright (c) The London School of Economics and Political Science 2004.
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- Inés Macho-Stadler & David Pérez-Castrillo, 2001. "Settlement in Tax Evasion Prosecution," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 495.01, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
- Ines Macho-Stadler & David Pérez-Castrillo, 2002. "Settlement in Tax Evasion Prosecution," CESifo Working Paper Series 814, CESifo Group Munich.
- H26 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Tax Evasion
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