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Selected Issues Of Personal Income Taxation Harmonization

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  • Tomasz Wolowiec

    (University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow)

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In the process of furthering EU integration little attention was given to the role of income taxes. Multiple income tax systems exist across the Union and their differentiation negatively impacts the European labor market, investments and savings, inhibiting economic growth. Individual nations have little motivation to harmonize as they can engage in tax rate competition and income taxes are interwoven with social security systems that make any attempts at reform extremely complex and politically unpopular. Much of current harmonization is “silent”, paralegal, and occurs in response to market forces rather than following a formal plan and through intergovernmental cooperation.

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  • Tomasz Wolowiec, 2011. "Selected Issues Of Personal Income Taxation Harmonization," "e-Finanse", University of Information Technology and Management, Institute of Financial Research and Analysis, vol. 7(2), pages 30-44, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:rze:efinan:v:7:y:2011:i:2:p:30-44
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    1. Oates, Wallace E., 2001. "Fiscal Competition or Harmonization? Some Reflections," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 54(3), pages 507-512, September.
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    Keywords

    EU integration; tax harmonization; personal income taxation; tax system differentiation;

    JEL classification:

    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • K34 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Tax Law

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