Intra-household Tax Avoidance: An Application to Swedish Household Data
AbstractThis paper analyzes whether households use house interest deductions to minimize family tax payment. By applying a household model in which tax deductions are associated with a cost, we relate the likelihood of minimizing the tax payment to variables associated with the budget constraint and other household characteristics. The results show that 88 percent of the households follow an optimal (arbitrage free) avoidance strategy, and the likelihood of minimizing taxes is influenced by income, age and house ownership experience.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 572.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2001
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Income taxation; Tax avoidance; Housing deductions;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
- H29 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Other
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2001-11-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2001-11-05 (European Economics)
- NEP-PBE-2001-11-05 (Public Economics)
- NEP-PUB-2001-11-05 (Public Finance)
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