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Berufsbedingte Mobilität - empirische Befunde für Deutschland

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  • Claudia Wesselbaum-Neugebauer

    (Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, University of Wuppertal)

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The deductibility of commuting costs in Germany is discussed permanently. The paper adresses the question, whether the taxpayers do react to the commuting allowances (Entfernungspauschale). It is shown that individual mobility depends on the responsibilities for companion, children and relatives. The commuting allowances are unsuitable to realize aims of urban, traffic and regional planning. Hence a return back to the system of full deductibility of work-related expenses is necessary if they choose public transportation. Furthermore a tax-deductible flat-rate per kilometer is required if they go by car.

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  • Claudia Wesselbaum-Neugebauer, 2009. "Berufsbedingte Mobilität - empirische Befunde für Deutschland," Schumpeter Discussion Papers sdp09009, Universitätsbibliothek Wuppertal, University Library.
  • Handle: RePEc:bwu:schdps:sdp09009
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    1. Wrede, Matthias, 2001. "Should Commuting Expenses Be Tax Deductible? A Welfare Analysis," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 80-99, January.
    2. Homburg, Stefan, 2008. "Die Entfernungspauschale als steuertheoretische Herausforderung," EconStor Open Access Articles and Book Chapters, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, pages 45-53.
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    Keywords

    mobility; commuting allowance; commuting cost; labor;
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    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household

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