Tag Archives: Tax Evasion

Tax Evasion on Offshore Profits and Wealth

From Gabriel Zucman: This article attempts to estimate the magnitude of corporate tax avoidance and personal tax evasion through offshore tax havens. In the United States, corporations book 20% of their profits in tax havens – a tenfold increase since … Continue reading

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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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Taxation and International Mobility of Superstars

I posted yesterday and Neil Irwin posted today about tax evasion and incentives for millionaires, so I thought I’d highlight an interesting paper that will be coming out in AER by Kleven, Landais and Saez that uses tax incentives among soccer … Continue reading

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Encouraging Tax Evasion & Fiscal Support for Puerto Rico

I just came across this Bloomberg article about John Paulson, who has invested nearly $10B in his own funds and is considering taking advantage of a “year-old Puerto Rican law that lets new residents pay no local or U.S. federal taxes on … Continue reading

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Eliminating tax evasion in Greece could cut deficit by a third

I just saw Adair Morse of U Chicago present a recent working paper on tax evasion in Greece that has been getting a lot of attention (e.g. Economist). She shows that banks give loans with payment amounts that exceed reported income and … Continue reading

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