The Optimal Progressive Income Tax -- The Existence and the Limit Tax Rates
The purpose of this paper is to consider the problem of optimal income taxation in the domain of progressive (convex) income tax function. This paper proves the existence of an optimal tax function and that the optimal marginal and average tax rates tend asymptotically to 100 percent as income level becomes arbitrarily high.
|Date of creation:||Aug 1981|
|Publication status:||Published in Mathematical Social Sciences (1982), 3: 193-222|
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