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Welfare Effects of Changes in Income Tax Progression in Sweden

  • Jakobsson, Ulf

    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

  • Normann, Göran

    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

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    Within the framework given by the theory of optimal income taxation this paper investigates the progressivity of the Swedish income tax. On the assumption that taxes distort labour leisure choice some tax reforms are designed that improve social welfare while keeping tax revenues unchanged. The instrument used in the analysis is an extended version of a model for simulation of the Swedish system of personal income taxation earlier developed by the authors.

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    Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 3.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 1976
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0003
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