An Inflation-Proof Tax System?: Some Lessons from Israel

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Efraim Sadka

Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: May 1990

Abstract

This paper strengthens the claim made by Vito Tanzi that when the effect of a high inflation on the tax system is taken into account, then the overall revenues from inflationary finance may well be negative. The paper analyzes some genuine and neat measures taken in Israel in an attempt to construct an inflation-proof tax system. Despite these very elegant measures, the paper concludes that the Israeli experience suggests that it is more appropriate to talk about the "inflation subsidy" rather than the "inflation tax."

JEL Classification: 130, 320

Suggested Citation

Sadka, Efraim, An Inflation-Proof Tax System?: Some Lessons from Israel (May 1990). IMF Working Paper No. 90/46. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=884795

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