Tag Archives: Capital Taxation

The Future of Capital Income Taxation

From Alan Auerbach: The case against capital income taxation is stronger now than when Pechman wrote [in 1900], given the difficulty of collecting capital income taxes in a world of financial innovation and capital mobility. […] The rising importance of financial … Continue reading

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Rethinking capital and wealth taxation

From Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez: This paper reviews recent developments in the theory of optimal capital taxation. We emphasize three main rationales for capital taxation. First, the frontier between capital and labor income flows is often fuzzy, thereby lending … Continue reading

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Average Property Tax as a Share of Home Value, 2007-2011

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Capital Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Wealth Transfer Taxes and Consumption Tax Reforms

From Alan Auerbach. He concludes: Advances in theory and evidence have provided us with a better sense of the role that capital income taxation might play in a well-designed tax system. Even without a clear result that capital income taxation … Continue reading

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Consumption and Cash-Flow Taxes in an International Setting

From Alan Auerbach and Michael Devereux: We model the effects of consumption-type taxes which differ according to the base and location of the tax. Our model incorporates a multinational producing and selling in two countries with three sources of rent, each … Continue reading

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Capital is Back: Wealth Ratios over Several Centuries

A nice post by Carola Binder on this paper is here.

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Six Reasons to Study Capital Taxation

Here are four reasons from Emmanuel Saez: Capital income is about 25% of national income (labor income is 75%) but distribution of capital income is much more unequal than labor income. Capital income inequality is due to differences in savings behavior but also … Continue reading

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