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Tax Administration Reform and Fiscal Adjustment: The Case of Indonesia (2001-07)

  • John Brondolo
  • Frank Bosch
  • Eric Le Borgne
  • Carlos Silvani
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    Tax administration reforms can play an important role in fiscal adjustment. This role is examined by reviewing Indonesia's tax reform cum fiscal adjustment experience since 2001. The paper describes Indonesia's fiscal adjustment strategy, its tax administration reforms, and assesses the impact of these reforms on fiscal adjustment. Evidence suggests tax administration improvements had a strong positive impact on the tax yield and a positive effect on the investment climate. Lessons are presented for designing tax administration reforms within the context of a fiscal adjustment program and reform priorities are identified for Indonesia's ongoing efforts to strengthen tax administration.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 08/129.

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    Length: 70
    Date of creation: 01 May 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:08/129
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    1. Stephen Marks, 2005. "Proposed changes to the value added tax: implications for tax revenue and price distortions," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(1), pages 81-95.
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