Cost Benefit Analysis of Presumptive Taxation
The structure of the paper is the following: the next section surveys different forms of presumptive taxes, the third section illustrates the kind of presumptive taxes that existed in Israel, relying on a rare publication in which tax authorities published methods to determine how reasonable the declared income is. The fourth section considers the pros and cons of presumptive taxes in a developed economy, while the fifth section applies the Marginal Cost of Public Funds criterion in order to formally compare a presumptive tax to a standard income tax.
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