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Pakistan: Provincial Government Taxation

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The purpose of this study is to review the status of revenue mobilization by sub-national Governments in Pakistan, and to identify reform options that might lead to a higher level of revenues and a better functioning fiscal decentralization. This analysis is based on case studies of Punjab and NWFP provinces, and on data gathered in the course of field work in the two provinces.

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  • Roy Bahl & Sally Wallace & Musharraf Cyan, 2008. "Pakistan: Provincial Government Taxation," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0807, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
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    1. Ahmad, Ehtisham, 2010. "The political-economy of tax reforms in Pakistan: the ongoing saga of the GST," Discussion Papers 95948, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).
    2. Admad, Ehtisham, 2010. "The political-economy of tax reforms in Pakistan: the ongoing saga of the GST," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 38361, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    3. Roy Bahl & Musharraf Cyan, 2009. "Local Government Taxation in Pakistan," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0909, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    4. Bob Searle, 2011. "Decentralization in the Post-Conflict African Environment: Sierra Leone and Southern Sudan," Chapters, in: Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & François Vaillancourt (ed.), Decentralization in Developing Countries, chapter 3, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    6. Ehtisham Ahmad, 2010. "Why is it so Difficult to Implement a GST in Pakistan?," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 15(Special E), pages 139-169, September.
    7. United Cities and Local Governments, 2011. "Local Government Finance," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 14696.
    8. James Alm & Mir Ahmad Khan, 2008. "Assessing Enterprise Taxation and the Investment Climate in Pakistan," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0810, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    9. Umir Wahid & Sally Wallace, 2008. "Incidence of Taxes in Pakistan: Primer and Estimates," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0813, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    10. Richard M. Bird, 2010. "Central and Subnational VATs in Federal Countries," Chapters, in: Ehtisham Ahmad & Abdulrazak Al Faris (ed.), Fiscal Reforms in the Middle East, chapter 3, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    11. James Alm & Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, 2009. "South Africa’s Provincial Equitable Share: An Assessment of Issues and Proposals for Reform," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0904, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    12. Faiz Ur Rehman & Muhammad Nasir, 2018. "In the Same Boat, but not Equals: The Heterogeneous Effects of Indirect Taxation on Child Health in Punjab-Pakistan," PIDE-Working Papers 2018:158, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
    13. Ahmad, Ehtisham, 2010. "Why is it so difficult to implement a GST in Pakistan?," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 36379, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    14. World Bank, 2010. "Domestic Terms of Trade in Pakistan : Implications for Agricultural Pricing and Taxation Policies," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12448, The World Bank.

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