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Personal Income Taxation: The Cornerstone of the Tax System in Democratic Spain

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The aim of this chapter is to explain the most significant events during the lifetime of the personal income tax (PIT) which, since its introduction, has become the form of taxation most widely known by Spanish taxpayers. We will therefore describe its historical origins, analyze its significance within the Spanish tax framework and offer a statistical evaluation of the tax since it came into force. We will also review the three most significant processes of reform since 1978. The first was in 1991 under the Socialist government of Felipe González; the other two were carried out in 1998 and 2002 by José María Aznar's Partido Popular government.

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Paper provided by International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University in its series International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU with number paper0604.

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Length: 60 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jun 2006
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Handle: RePEc:ays:ispwps:paper0604

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Keywords: Personal Income Taxation; Tax System; Spain; Tax Reform;

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