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3-December-2010

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Tax policy reform and fiscal consolidation

Given the current high levels of budget deficits and government debt, Governments recognize that they need to consolidate their budgets. Taxes can give rise to a multitude of disincentives to work, invest and innovate, with adverse effects on economic growth and welfare.

3-December-2010

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Tax Policy Study No. 20 - Tax Policy Reform and Economic Growth

In the wake of the recent financial and economic crisis, how OECD countries can face the challenge of restoring public finances without jeopardising economic growth?

3-December-2010

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Tax Policy Study No. 19: Choosing a Broad Base – Low Rate Approach to Taxation

Many countries will likely face the need to increase tax revenues, as part of fiscal consolidation, during the next few years. But how is this best done? And what are the considerations when choosing between raising tax rates and broadening the tax base by scaling back or abolishing targeted tax provisions (such as allowances, exemptions and preferential rates)? This report aims to answer such questions by taking a close look at the

2-December-2010

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Tax Reform: Restoring Growth

Given the current high levels of budget deficits and government debt, Governments recognize that they need to consolidate their budgets. Taxes can give rise to a multitude of disincentives to work, invest and innovate, with adverse effects on economic growth and welfare. But how can such distortions be minimised?

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19-November-2010

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Towards a less distortive and more efficient tax system in Portugal

The process of fiscal consolidation and the need to step up the poor long term economic performance provide an opportunity to implement tax measures to improve efficiency and rebalance the economy.

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18-November-2010

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Are global imbalances sustainable? Shedding further light on the causes of current account reversals

Large shifts in countries’ external current account positions can be disruptive, often reflecting sudden stops in the flows of external finance and leading to exchange rate and banking crises.

18-November-2010

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EO88 Chapter 4: Fiscal consolidation: requirements, timing, instruments and institutional arrangements

This chapter discusses the size of current consolidation requirements and the pace at which budget positions should be strengthened in the context of a set of macroeconomic projections to 2025.

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