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How does a fisacl reform affect elasticities of income tax revenues? the case os Spain, 2003-2008

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  • Diego Martinez-Lopez

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo Olavide.)

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This paper estimates the extent to which an exogenous change in income affects income tax revenues. We focus on the case of Spain over the period 2003-2008, as income tax there underwent a substantial reform in 2007. Using both an analytical method and a numerical simulation, we find a significant increase in aggregate income tax elasticities from 1.4 for 2003-2003 to around 1.8 for 2007-2008. The sensitivity of results to the presence of housing tax credits, non-equiproportional variations in income, changes in income inequality and fiscal drag is also considered.

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  • Diego Martinez-Lopez, 2010. "How does a fisacl reform affect elasticities of income tax revenues? the case os Spain, 2003-2008," Working Papers 10.13, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:10.13
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    income tax elasticity; progressivity; tax rates; tax credits;

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    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies

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