Arie Lapidot, David Gliksberg Ed. - The Harry and Michael Secher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Hebrew University, 2015
47 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2013 Last revised: 20 Nov 2016
Date Written: October 17, 2013
The tax system is commonly understood to be professionally designed and administrated. This perception presupposes a level of neutrality where tax decisions are based on irrefutable reason and concrete data. In practice, however, both the design and administration of a tax system are subject to and expressive of ideology and, accordingly, a matter of choice. Often, there is no “right” or “wrong” decision, but rather decisions that derive from certain worldviews and a desire to promote specific interests, generally in place of others. This Article aims to shed light on the key goals of taxation while unveiling their broader contextual premise: from the prominent goal of generating revenue to the more controversial ends of resource redistribution and the regulation of private behavior. The Article delves into these goals in the context of the Israeli society and tax system, while placing the analysis in its wider theoretical and empirical setting.
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Keywords: Tax Theory, Tax Policy, Redistribution
JEL Classification: A1, A11, H, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, O00, O1
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Leviner, Sagit and Nir, Tali, מדיניות חברתית באצטלה כלכלית: מטרותיה של מערכת המס בישראל
(Contemplating the Meaning & Attainment of the Three Goals of Taxation) (October 17, 2013). Arie Lapidot, David Gliksberg Ed. - The Harry and Michael Secher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Hebrew University, 2015 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2341498