Incidence of Indirect Taxes - Are There Rules of Thumb for Policy-Makers?
24 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2010
Date Written: December 16, 2010
The paper summarizes recent empirical studies on indirect tax incidence and assesses whether the robust explanations from theory and earlier empirical results are confirmed. Although there are a number of influence factors of tax incidence in real markets which have to be analysed on a case-by-case basis, some cautious rules-of-thumb can be deducted which might bring tax policy more in line with both traditional and more recent conclusions.
Keywords: Tax Incidence, Indirect Tax, Tax Policy, VAT
JEL Classification: E62, H22, D30
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