10 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2016
Date Written: January 1, 2015
The study regresses tax revenue on a number of variables to ascertain the significant determinants of tax in Malawi. Using monthly data from 2003 to 2012, the study includes a lagged dependent variable in an OLS regression to find that GDP has a positive impact on tax revenue in Malawi and an increase in broad money will lead to enhanced revenue collections. The study concludes that monetary authorities should collaborate with tax authorities in the formulation of tax and monetary policies as their effects interact. The study also urges the government to adopt policies that are aimed at boosting economic production as this eventually enhances tax revenues.
Keywords: Tax Revenue, GDP, buoyancy, broad money
JEL Classification: H20, H25
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Masiya, Michael and Chafuwa, Chiyembekezo and Donda, Mwayiwawo Sarah, Determinants of Tax Revenue in Malawi (January 1, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2887852 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2887852