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Financial Restrictions, Personal Income Tax (PIT) and Demand for a Permanent Home in a Dynamic Model. An analysis with Panel Data for Spain


  • Cesar Pérez-López

    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

  • Desiderio Romero-Jordan

    (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

  • José Felix Sanz-Sanz

    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)


This paper analyzes the way in which income tax and liquidity determine the purchase or rental of a permanent home in Spain. To do this, we have developed a theoretical dynamic model based on Euler’s equation. This model is verified using a sample from the 1991-1995 Panel of income taxpayers. Results suggest that the degree of financial restriction is the most relevant variable when determining the possibility of purchasing a home, while tax incentives increase their relative weighting once this asset has been acquired. Incentives for renting a home are relatively insignificant particularly for taxpayers who habitually rent their homes.

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  • Cesar Pérez-López & Desiderio Romero-Jordan & José Felix Sanz-Sanz, 2004. "Financial Restrictions, Personal Income Tax (PIT) and Demand for a Permanent Home in a Dynamic Model. An analysis with Panel Data for Spain," Public Economics 0407005, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0407005
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    1. Jorge Onrubia Fernández & Desiderio Romero Jordán & José Félix Sanz Sanz, "undated". "Una Nota Sobre La Compensación De Incentivos A La Adquisición De Vivienda Habitual Tras La Reforma Del Irpf De 1998," Working Papers 34-02 Classification-JEL , Instituto de Estudios Fiscales.
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    personal income tax; liquidity; permanent home; tax incentives;

    JEL classification:

    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household

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