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Efficiency and Equity Effects of Taxing the Financial Sector: Lessons from a CGE Model for Belgium

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  • Chisari, Omar
  • Estache, Antonio
  • Nicodème, Gaëtan

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This paper assesses the effects of applying VAT or a sales tax on (intermediate or final) sales of the financial sector. It uses a CGE Model calibrated for a small open economy. It highlights the differentiated sectoral and redistributional effects of these taxes and shows the importance of the financial openness of the economy on these results.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 9320.

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Date of creation: Jan 2013
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:9320

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Keywords: Belgium; financial sector; modeling; sales tax; taxation; VAT;

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