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Föderalismus im Wunderland: Zur Steuerautonomie bei der Grunderwerbsteuer

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  • Thiess Büttner
  • Manuela Krause

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Das vorliegende Papier nimmt die starke Entwicklung bei den Steuersätzen seit 2006 zum Anlass, die Berücksichtigung der Einnahmen aus der Grunderwerbsteuer im Finanzausgleich zu untersuchen. Im Rahmen einer Simulationsanalyse wird die Entwicklung von 2006 bis 2016 nachvollzogen. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass für viele Länder ein starker fiskalischer Anreiz besteht, den Steuersatz zu erhöhen, weil sie dadurch nicht nur höhere Steuereinnahmen, sondern auch höhere Zuweisungen erhalten. Bei Ländern, die dennoch auf eine Erhöhung des Grunderwerbsteuersatzes verzichtet haben, zeigt sich verschiedentlich eine paradoxe Situation in dem Sinne, dass mit jedem zusätzlichen Euro an Grunderwerbsteuer ein Rückgang an Transfers einsetzt, der größer ist als der Zuwachs an Steuereinnahmen.

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  • Thiess Büttner & Manuela Krause, 2017. "Föderalismus im Wunderland: Zur Steuerautonomie bei der Grunderwerbsteuer," ifo Working Paper Series 235, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich.
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    Keywords

    Grunderwerbsteuer; Real estate transfer tax; Finanzausgleich; Verbleibsquote;
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    • H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General
    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General

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