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Taxation and the household saving rate: evidence from OECD countries

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  • Vito Tanzi

    (International Monetary Fund, Washington (USA))

  • Howell H. Zee

    (International Monetary Fund, Washington (USA))

Abstract

This paper analyzes anew the relationship between taxation and the household saving rate. On the basis of standard savings and tax revenue data from a sample of OECD countries, it provides compelling empirical evidence of a powerful impact of taxes on household savings. In particular, income taxes are shown to affect negatively the household saving rate much more than consumption taxes.

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  • Vito Tanzi & Howell H. Zee, 2000. "Taxation and the household saving rate: evidence from OECD countries," Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 53(212), pages 31-43.
  • Handle: RePEc:psl:bnlqrr:2000:12
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    1. Helene Poirson Ward, 2006. "The Tax System in India; Could Reform Spur Growth?," IMF Working Papers 06/93, International Monetary Fund.
    2. World Bank, 2011. "Turkey - Country Economic Memorandum (CEM) : Sustaining High Growth - The Role of Domestic savings : Synthesis Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12264, The World Bank.
    3. Karine Berger & Aurélien Daubaire, 2003. "L'évolution du taux d'épargne des ménages dans quelques pays de l'OCDE une interprétation basée sur les déterminants de moyen terme," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 113(6), pages 829-849.
    4. Tomasz Skica & Tomasz Wo³owiec & Galya Gercheva, 2014. "Income Taxes, Public Fiscal Policy And Economic Growth," "e-Finanse", University of Information Technology and Management, Institute of Financial Research and Analysis, vol. 10(3), pages 52-64, December.

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    Keywords

    Consumption; Revenue; Saving; Tax; Taxation; Taxes;

    JEL classification:

    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household

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