Gasoline Taxes as Environmental Policy - Time for a Common Canada-U.S. Approach
Geoffrey S. Turner
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Tax Notes International, Vol. 39, No. 8, August 22, 2005
North American gasoline taxes are much lower than in all other OECD countries. The author argues that Canada should substantially increase its gasoline taxes to achieve environmental tax policy objectives. The article outlines the economic efficiency, fairness, and transformational rationales for higher gasoline taxes, and suggests a co-ordinated Canada-U.S. approach to bring North American fuel taxes up to OECD levels.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: gasoline tax, fuel tax, environmental tax policy, green taxes
JEL Classification: K34Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 29, 2008 ; Last revised: May 14, 2008
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