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Die falschen Angriffe auf das Ehegattensplitting

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  • Ernst Niemeier
  • Stefan Bach
  • Johannes Geyer
  • Peter Haan
  • Katharina Wrohlich

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These articles debate the pros and cons of the full income-splitting tax procedure. Ernst Niemeier defends this taxation scheme, because in his opinion it is not aimed at furthering families or children but making sure that a couple does not have to pay more taxes than two singles. He argues that there are constitutional reasons to treat equal incomes equally, which he refers to as “horizontal justice”. Furthermore, he rejects evidence of a negative labour supply effect on the second earner. A team of authors at the DIW find his argumentation not at all convincing. First, they say, determining tax justice or ability to pay is ultimately a political question and cannot be determined by scientists or the courts. Thus, a constitutional determination of marriage taxation on the existing full income-splitting procedure is excessive. Second, the empirical evidence of negative labour supply effects of full income splitting for the second earner can simply not be denied. Niemeier argues why such supply effects cannot exist. Copyright ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

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  • Ernst Niemeier & Stefan Bach & Johannes Geyer & Peter Haan & Katharina Wrohlich, 2012. "Die falschen Angriffe auf das Ehegattensplitting," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;German National Library of Economics, vol. 92(9), pages 613-625, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:wirtsc:v:92:y:2012:i:9:p:613-625
    DOI: 10.1007/s10273-012-1428-6
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    1. Bechara, Peggy & Beimann, Boris & Kambeck, Rainer & Schaffner, Sandra & von den Driesch, Ellen, 2013. "Gutachten zur Reform des Ehegattensplittings," RWI Projektberichte, RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, number 111424.

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    H24; J16; J22;

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    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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