Taxing the financial sector in the European Union
AbstractThe recent financial crises has revealed the need to improve and ensure the stability of the financial sector to reduce negative externalities, to ensure fair and substantial contribution of the financial sector to the public finances and the need to consolidate public finance. The aim of the paper is to discuss the possibility of the financial sector taxation and to suggest the possible candidate suitable for the implementation on the EU level. Financial transaction tax represents the tool suitable mainly on global level, for only in that case enables to generate sufficient financial resources. From EU point of view is considered as less suitable, for it bears the risk of reallocation. Therefore the introduction of financial activities tax on EU level is considered as a better solution for the financial sector taxation in the EU, for financial sector is exempted from value added tax. However, the approval of directive in the area of taxation requires unanimity of all EU member states, which means that final solution will be also political question.
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financial transaction tax; financial activities tax; tax base; crises; financial sector;
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- H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
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- NEP-ACC-2011-11-28 (Accounting & Auditing)
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- NEP-EEC-2011-11-28 (European Economics)
- NEP-EUR-2011-11-28 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-PBE-2011-11-28 (Public Economics)
- NEP-PUB-2011-11-28 (Public Finance)
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