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Smart Tax Administration

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  • Bird, Richard

    (University of Toronto)

Abstract

The “smartest” development policy needs to be underpinned by “smart” tax policy. However, the best tax policy in the world is worth little if it cannot be implemented effectively. What can be done, to a considerable extent, inevitably determines what is done. Increasing tax revenues requires an effective tax administration: new taxpayers must be identified and brought into the tax net, and new collection techniques developed. Implementing such changes invariably takes time.

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  • Bird, Richard, 2010. "Smart Tax Administration," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, issue 36, pages 1-5, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep36
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    1. Armin von Schiller, 2017. "Party system institutionalization and reliance on personal income tax: Exploring the relationship using new data," WIDER Working Paper Series 032, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. Comisión de Expertos & Ricardo Bonilla & Rosario Córdoba & Alfredo Lewin & Oscar Darío Morales & Soraya Montoya & Guillermo Perry & Julio Roberto Piza, 2015. "Comisión de Expertos para la Equidad y la Competitividad Tributaria. Informe Final presentado al Ministro de Hacienda y Crédito Público," INFORMES DE INVESTIGACIÓN 014445, FEDESARROLLO.
    3. Comisión de Expertos & Ricardo Bonilla & Rosario Córdoba & Alfredo Lewin & Oscar Darío Morales & Soraya Montoya & Guillermo Perry & Julio Roberto Piza, 2015. "Comisión de Expertos para la Equidad y la Competitividad Tributaria. Informe Final presentado al Ministro de Hacienda y Crédito Público," LIBROS FEDESARROLLO 014445, FEDESARROLLO.

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    Keywords

    taxation; development; developing countries; tax policy; policy recommendations; budget; government spending; income; GDP;

    JEL classification:

    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies

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