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Measurement of Value Added Tax Evasion in Selected EU Countries on the Basis of National Accounts Data

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  • Chang Woon Nam

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  • Rüdiger Parsche
  • Barbara Schaden

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The size of tax evasion and fraud appears to be increasing steadily in the EU. To a certain extent, the completion of Single Market has further encouraged firms’ and households’ evasive behaviour in paying value added taxes in the EU Member States, whereas such efforts have traditionally been most pronounced in the field of corporate and personal income taxation. This study primarily deals with the quantification of the VAT evasion and fraud in the EU. On the basis of the national accounts data, it suggests a novel way of estimating the annual amount of hypothetical VAT revenues for the individual EU countries. The relation between the calculated hypothetical and the (current) collected revenues in a fiscal year largely determines the extent of VAT evasion and fraud of a country, when the time-lag problem between the creation of tax liability and the VAT collection in cash terms can be adjusted.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 431.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_431

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  1. Andrea Gebauer & Chang Woon Nam & Rüdiger Parsche, 2002. "Lessons of the 1999 Abolition of Intra-EU Duty Free Sales for Eastern European EU Candidates," CESifo Working Paper Series 828, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Andreas Haufler & Michael Pflüger, 2003. "Market Structure and the Taxation of International Trade," CESifo Working Paper Series 1080, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Andreas Haufler & Michael Pflüger, 2001. "International Commodity Taxation under Monopolistic Competition," Departmental Discussion Papers 108, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
  4. Andrea Gebauer, 2003. "Entwicklung des Umsatzsteueraufkommens und finanzielle Auswirkungen neuerer Modelle bei der Umsatzbesteuerung," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 56(06), pages 28-36, 03.
  5. MORICONI, Simone & SATO, Yasuhiro, 2006. "International commodity taxation in the presence of unemployment," CORE Discussion Papers 2006069, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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  7. Andrea Gebauer & Doina Maria Radulescu, 2002. "Möglichkeiten und Risiken der Einführung eines grenzüberschreitenden Vorsteuerabzugs auf europäischer Ebene," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 55(19), pages 22-30, October.
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  9. Fabrizio Borselli, 2011. "Organised VAT fraud: features, magnitude, policy perspectives," Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers) 106, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
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  11. Andrea Gebauer & Chang Woon Nam & Rüdiger Parsche, 2003. "Is the Completion of EU Single Market Hindered by VAT Evasion?," CESifo Working Paper Series 974, CESifo Group Munich.
  12. Marius-Cristian Frunza & Dominique Guegan & Fabrice Thiebaut, 2010. "Missing trader fraud on the emissions market," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 10071, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.

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