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Moving Towards Dual Income Taxation in Europe

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  • Bernd Genser
  • Andreas Reutter

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The paper summarizes the arguments in favor of a shift from comprehensive to dual income taxation and complements the discussion by an overview of tax reforms, which reveals the characteristic features of a dual income tax system. The scope of our analysis is not restricted to the Nordic countries; we also include other European countries whose tax reform steps can be regarded as a move toward a dual income tax. We focus on problems of running a final withholding income tax regime under individual and household taxation, including the most recent dual-income-tax reforms in the Nordic countries, but nevertheless argue that it may be worthwhile for the EU Commission to consider dual income taxation as a blueprint for income tax coordination in the EU.

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  • Bernd Genser & Andreas Reutter, 2007. "Moving Towards Dual Income Taxation in Europe," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 63(3), pages 436-456, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(200709)63:3_436:mtditi_2.0.tx_2-q
    DOI: 10.1628/001522107X250140
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    income tax reform; dual income tax; schedular income taxation;

    JEL classification:

    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies

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