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Taxpayers’Choices Under Studi Di Settore:What Do We Know And How We Can Interpret It?

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  • Alessandro Santoro

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Studi di settore (Sds) can be seen as a procedure that is midway between mechanisms of audit selection and methods of normal taxation. Its impact depends both on the efficiency of the audit selection criteria as well as on the strength of the political compromise that is built-in. This paper has three purposes. The first is to construct a simple model of the firm’s choice under Sds. The second is to use the model to discuss the stylized facts emerging from the implementation of Sds in the period 1998-2004. The third is to provide some policy indications to evaluate recent amendments to Sds.

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  • Alessandro Santoro, 2008. "Taxpayers’Choices Under Studi Di Settore:What Do We Know And How We Can Interpret It?," Giornale degli Economisti, GDE (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Bocconi University, vol. 67(2), pages 161-184, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:gde:journl:gde_v67_n2_p161-184
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    1. Bruno Chiarini & Simona Monteleone, 2016. "Discretionary policy, strategic complementarity and tax evasion: a strategic analysis of the Italian audit mechanism," Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, Springer;Fondazione Edison, vol. 33(1), pages 99-117, April.
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    6. Alessandro Santoro, 2015. "Do Small Businesses Respond to an Increase in the Probability of a Tax Audit? Evidence from a Policy Reform in Italy," Working Papers 308, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Sep 2015.
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    Keywords

    H25; H26; K42;

    JEL classification:

    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • H26 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Tax Evasion and Avoidance
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

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