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Breite Bemessungsgrundlage und niedriger Proportionaltarif als alternative Erbschaftsteuerreform - Eine empirische Analyse

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  • Henriette Houben
  • Ralf Maiterth

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This submission deals with an alternative to the German Inheritance Tax Reform Act 2009 in form of an inheritance tax with a broad tax base and low tax rates. In contrast to the new German Estate Tax Act we analyse an inheritance tax reform proposal that provides no tax relief for particular asset categories but contains low proportional tax rates. Our empirical analysis shows that abolishing of tax exemptions and market valuation of assets lead to a remarkable broadening of the inheritance tax base and enables substantial tax rate cuts. Copyright 2010 die Autoren Journal compilation 2010, Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Henriette Houben & Ralf Maiterth, 2010. "Breite Bemessungsgrundlage und niedriger Proportionaltarif als alternative Erbschaftsteuerreform - Eine empirische Analyse," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 11(2), pages 204-222, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:perwir:v:11:y:2010:i:2:p:204-222
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    1. Donges, Juergen B. & Eekhoff, Johann & Franz, Wolfgang & Fuest, Clemens & Möschel, Wernhard & Neumann, Manfred J. M., 2007. "Erbschaftsteuer: Behutsam anpassen," Kronberger Kreis-Studien 46, Stiftung Marktwirtschaft / The Market Economy Foundation, Berlin.
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