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Shadow economy and tax revenue in Africa

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  • Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
  • Mutascu, Mihai

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The paper explores the effects of shadow economy on tax revenues, in the case of several African countries, based on a panel-model approach. The data-set covers the period 1999-2007. The main results reveal that the shadow economy has a significant and negative impact on tax revenues. In other word, when the shadow economy tends to extend, the level of tax revenues decreases. These outputs show that the African governments, in order to maximise the collected tax revenues, should better “control” the shadow economy phenomenon.

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  • Kodila-Tedika, Oasis & Mutascu, Mihai, 2013. "Shadow economy and tax revenue in Africa," MPRA Paper 50812, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Kodila-Tedika, Oasis & Mutascu, Mihai, 2014. "Tax Revenues and Intelligence: A Cross-Sectional Evidence," MPRA Paper 57581, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Shadow economy; Tax revenues; Effects; Implications; Africa;

    JEL classification:

    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • H26 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Tax Evasion and Avoidance

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