Tax Policy Reform and Economic Growth

Author: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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Research and Development t Financial and economic crisis, many OECD Countries Face the challenge of restoring public Finances while still supporting growth. This Book investigates how Tax structures can be designed to support growth of GDP per capita.

The analysis suggests a tax and economic growth ranking order that positions Corporate taxes as the most harmful to economic growth, followed by personal Income taxes, then Consumption taxes, with recurrent taxes on immovable Property being the least harmful. Recommended growth-oriented tax reform Measures include tax-base broadening and a reduction in the top Marginal personal income tax rates. Some degree of support for Research and development through the tax system may help to increase private spending on innovation.

Implementing growth-oriented tax reform is not always easy. This book identifies some tax reform strategies that may allow policymakers to reconcile differing tax policy objectives and overcome obstacles to reform.
Tax Policy Reform and Economic Growth published in the year 2010 was published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Author Biography

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We look, too, at issues that directly affect the lives of ordinary people, like how much they pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to make the lives of ordinary people better. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee. We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. Along the way, we also set out to make life harder for the terrorists, tax dodgers, crooked businessmen and others whose actions undermine a fair and open society.

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