The 8 Percent Solution: A Sensible Tax Compromise for Albertans

9 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2013  

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute

Alexandre Laurin

C.D. Howe Institute

Date Written: July 4, 2013

Abstract

A revenue-neutral tax swap would improve Alberta’s fiscal prospects, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "The 8 Percent Solution: A Sensible Tax Compromise for Albertans," authors Colin Busby and Alexandre Laurin propose a change that would better equip Alberta’s government to meet its longer-term fiscal challenges, which include plunging resource revenues and growing budget deficits.

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Tax Competitiveness, Alberta

JEL Classification: H20, H21, H30, H61, H62, H71

Suggested Citation

Busby, Colin and Laurin, Alexandre, The 8 Percent Solution: A Sensible Tax Compromise for Albertans (July 4, 2013). C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 159. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2303899 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2303899

Colin Busby (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

Alexandre Laurin

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

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