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Der deutsche Einkommensteuertarif: Wieder eine Wachstumsbremse?

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  • Achim Boss
  • Thomas Boss

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The structure of income taxation in Germany implies that the marginal and the average tax rates will rise significantly in the next years - even if the increase of nominal incomes is modest. The elasticity of the wage income tax revenues with respect to gross wages amounts to about 1.86, assuming that wages on average rise by 2 percent per year; such wage increases would probably mean that real wages hardly rise. The rising tax rates impair the incentives to work and dampen the growth of potential output. Regular tax rate cuts are necessary to avoid bracket creep. Indexation of the income tax system might be the solution. Copyright 2007 die Autoren Journal compilation 2007, Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Alfred Boss & Achim Boss & Thomas Boss, 2008. "Der deutsche Einkommensteuertarif: Wieder eine Wachstumsbremse?," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 9(1), pages 102-124, February.
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    1. Boss, Alfred & Dovern, Jonas & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Scheide, Joachim, 2008. "Deutsche Konjunktur: leichte Rezession absehbar," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 28638, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    2. Moog, Stefan & Raffelhüschen, Bernd, 2009. "Ehrbarer Staat? Die Generationenbilanz - Update 2009: Wirtschaftskrise trifft Tragfähigkeit," FZG Discussion Papers 38, University of Freiburg, Research Center for Generational Contracts (FZG).
    3. Boss, Alfred & Dovern, Jonas & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Oskamp, Frank & Scheide, Joachim, 2008. "Deutschland: Robuste Binnenkonjunktur - Dämpfer aus dem Ausland," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 4306, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    4. Hechtner, Frank & Massarrat-Mashhadi, Nima & Sielaff, Christian, 2012. "Eine Analyse zur Einkommensteuerbelastung und Wirkung der kalten Progression der vergangenen 20 Jahre in Deutschland," arqus Discussion Papers in Quantitative Tax Research 137, arqus - Arbeitskreis Quantitative Steuerlehre.
    5. Boss, Alfred, 2011. "Heimliche Steuererhöhungen vermeiden!," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 53148, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    6. Boss, Alfred, 2014. "Die Lohnsteuer- und die Sozialabgabenbelastung ausgewählter Arbeitnehmerhaushalte in Deutschland 2013-2017," Kiel Working Papers 1970, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    7. Boss, Alfred, 2014. "Abgabenbelastung und heimliche Steuererhöhung in ausgewählten Fällen 2013-2017," Kiel Policy Brief 81, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    8. Boss, Achim & Boss, Alfred & Boss, Thomas, 2009. "Das Lohnsteueraufkommen in Deutschland: Erklärung und Prognose auf Basis der Lohnsteuerstatistik," Kiel Working Papers 1522, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    9. Boss, Alfred, 2011. "Steuerpolitik für Deutschland: Ein Reformvorschlag und Schritte zu seiner Verwirklichung," Kiel Working Papers 1707, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    10. Dovern, Jonas & Gern, Klaus-Jürgen & Jannsen, Nils & Van Roye, Björn & Scheide, Joachim & Hogrefe, Jens & Boss, Alfred & Meier, Carsten-Patrick, 2008. "Weltkonjunktur und deutsche Konjunktur im Herbst 2008," Kiel Discussion Papers 456/457, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    11. Boss, Alfred & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Scheide, Joachim, 2008. "Abschwächung der Konjunktur in Deutschland - was nun zu tun ist," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 4307, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    12. Boss, Alfred & Dovern, Jonas & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Oskamp, Frank & Scheide, Joachim, 2007. "Deutschland: Gegenwind für Konjunktur und Potentialwachstum," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 4140, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    13. Boss, Alfred & Dovern, Jonas & Groll, Dominik & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Van Roye, Björn & Scheide, Joachim, 2010. "Deutsche Konjunktur im Frühjahr 2010," Kiel Discussion Papers 478, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    14. Florian Dorn & Clemens Fuest & Björn Kauder & Luisa Lorenz & Martin Mosler & Niklas Potrafke, 2017. "Steuererhöhungen durch die Hintertür – fiskalische Aufkommenswirkungen der Kalten Progression," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 70(02), pages 51-58, January.
    15. Boss, Alfred & Dovern, Jonas & Groll, Dominik & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & van Roye, Björn & Scheide, Joachim, 2010. "Aufschwung lässt auf sich warten," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 32954, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    16. Gern, Klaus-Jürgen & Jannsen, Nils & Sander, Birgit & Scheide, Joachim & Van Roye, Björn & Boss, Alfred & Dovern, Jonas & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Oskamp, Frank, 2008. "Weltkonjunktur und deutsche Konjunktur im Frühjahr 2008," Kiel Discussion Papers 449/450, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    17. Projektgruppe Gemeinschaftsdiagnose, 2008. "Gemeinschaftsdiagnose Frühjahr 2008: Folgen der US-Immobilienkrise belasten Konjunktur," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 61(08), pages 03-71, April.
    18. Florian Dorn & Clemens Fuest & Björn Kauder & Luisa Lorenz & Martin Mosler & Potrafke. Niklas, 2017. "Die Kalte Progression – Verteilungswirkungen eines Einkommensteuertarifs auf Rädern," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 70(03), pages 28-39, February.
    19. Boss, Alfred & Dovern, Jonas & Groll, Dominik & van Roye, Björn & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Scheide, Joachim, 2010. "Moderate Erholung in Deutschland - Arbeitsmarkt in erstaunlich guter Verfassung," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 45584, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    20. Boss, Achim & Boss, Alfred & Boss, Thomas, 2009. "Die Änderungen des Einkommensteuertarifs: Folgen für das Lohnsteueraufkommen und die Leistungsanreize," Kiel Working Papers 1529, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    21. Clemens Fuest & Björn Kauder & Luisa Lorenz & Martin Mosler & Niklas Potrafke & Florian Dorn, 2016. "Heimliche Steuererhöhungen – Belastungswirkungen der Kalten Progression und Entlastungswirkungen eines Einkommensteuertarifs auf Rädern," ifo Forschungsberichte, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, number 76, October.
    22. Dovern, Jonas & Gern, Klaus-Jürgen & Jannsen, Nils & Van Roye, Björn & Sander, Birgit & Scheide, Joachim & Tesfaselassie, Mewael F. & Boss, Alfred & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Oskamp, Frank, 2007. "Weltkonjunktur und deutsche Konjunktur im Winter 2007," Kiel Discussion Papers 447/448, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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