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Tax Losses due to Shadow Economy Activities in OECD Countries from 2011 to 2013: A preliminary calculation

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  • Friedrich SCHNEIDER


    (Johannes Kepler University of Linz Altenbergerstrasse, Austria.)

In this short paper an attempt is undertaken to calculate the tax losses which result from shadow economy activities in a country. These calculations are done for the 28 EU countries, for 3 non-EU countries and for 2 other highly-developed OECD countries. The total tax losses over all 28 EU-countries make up 450.8 billion euros or 3.6% of EU-28-GDP in 2011. In 2012 it were 457.3 billion euros or 3.5% of EU-28-GDP and in 2013 454.2 billion euros or 3.4% of EU-28-GDP. For the whole country sample used in this paper the tax losses amounted to 698.7 billion euros or 2.4% of GDP of these 33 countries in 2011. In 2012 the value of tax losses was 737.2 billion euros or 2.3% of GDP and in 2013 it was 713.1 billion euros or also 2.3% of total GDP of these 33 countries.

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Article provided by KSP Journals in its journal Turkish Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 3 (2016)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-15

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Handle: RePEc:ksp:journ2:v:3:y:2016:i:1:p:1-15
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  1. Lars P. Feld & Friedrich Schneider, 2010. "Survey on the Shadow Economy and Undeclared Earnings in OECD Countries," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 11, pages 109-149, May.
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