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Tax Systems In West Balkans Countries – Between Simplicity And Efficiency


  • Engjell Pere

    () (Department of Economics, European University of Tirana, Albania)

  • Albana Hashorva

    () (Department of Economics, European University of Tirana, Albania)


There are two main features characterized every tax system: simplicity and efficiency. These features converge not necessarily with each other. The simplicity of a tax system is related and implies the simplicity of tax calculation. In other site this characteristic is a very important element regarding tax collection and also affects the transparency among different economics activities. But how much these system are efficient? The efficiency of a fiscal system is related particularly with the characteristic of a tax as an instrument for implementation of different economic policies, incitement of economic development, achievement of particular structural changes, etc. In this framework the paper aims to perform a comparative analyze of fiscal systems for different West Balkans Countries. The main objective of the paper is to analyze how much the tax systems of these countries reflect the simplicity and transparency, and in the other site, how much those serve as a mechanism of economic development. In this approach the paper effort to explain, if the tax systems are considerate only as an instrument of budget revenue collection, or these system have considerate also as an incentives targeted economic development of these countries.

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  • Engjell Pere & Albana Hashorva, 2011. "Tax Systems In West Balkans Countries – Between Simplicity And Efficiency," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 6(2), pages 80-94, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:6:y:2011:i:2:p:80-94

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    1. Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge & McNab, Robert M., 2000. "The Tax Reform Experiment in Transitional Countries," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 53(n. 2), pages 273-98, June.
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