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The Tax System Of Belarus

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This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of taxation in Belarus. I compare the dynamics of the tax rates and the tax revenue in Belarus to the world averages and to other countries of the Eurasian Union. The paper studies the the harmonization of the rates within the union and the efficiency of tax collection. Finally, the two possible reforms of taxation in Belarus and its possible consequences are discussed: an increase of VAT; reintroduction of the progressive personal income tax.

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  • Kirill Shakhnov, 2016. "The Tax System Of Belarus," BEROC Working Paper Series 36, Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC).
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    Keywords

    Flat Tax; VAT; Efficiency; Eurasian Union;
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    JEL classification:

    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • F62 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Macroeconomic Impacts

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