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The fiscal reforms and flat tax in Europe and CEE countries


  • Magdalena RÃDULESCU

    () (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, Romania)


The aim of this paper is to realize a comparative overview of fiscal reforms and flat tax reform experiences of the new EU Member states which implemented the flat tax for fiscal policy making. In conclusion of this paper, we state that there is little evidence that the good economic performance of these countries after the reform was due to the flat tax itself: this could be attributed to wider macroeconomic recovery, better tax compliance and tax administration as a consequence of EU membership requirements.

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  • Magdalena RÃDULESCU, 2011. "The fiscal reforms and flat tax in Europe and CEE countries," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 10(2), pages 24-33.
  • Handle: RePEc:pts:journl:y:2011:i:2:p:24-33

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    1. Carone, Giuseppe & Nicodème, Gaëtan & Schmidt, Jan, 2007. "Tax revenues in the European Union: Recent trends and challenges ahead," MPRA Paper 3996, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    European and CEE countries; fiscal reforms; flat tax;

    JEL classification:

    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation


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