Taxes in Latin America: Do Wealth and Inequality Matter?
AbstractTo meet pressing development challenges, Latin American states need fiscal resources. The good news is that in the last decade, favourable macroeconomic conditions and the design of better tax systems pushed up fiscal revenues in Latin America. Notably, tax revenues have increased by close to 1.8 per cent annually between 1990 and 2006, reflecting a widespread strengthening of taxes levied on income, profits and capital gains and general goods and services.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Development Centre Policy Insights with number 79.
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