Working Papers


  • 15-November-2017

    English

    Permit allocation rules and investment incentives in emissions trading systems

    This paper asks whether free allocation of tradable emission permits in emissions trading systems can weaken emission abatement incentives for firms.

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  • 18-September-2017

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    Legal tax liability, legal remittance responsibility and tax incidence: Three dimensions of business taxation

    This paper examines the role of businesses in the tax system. In addition to being taxed directly, businesses act as withholding agents and remitters of tax on behalf of others. Yet the share of tax revenue that businesses remit to governments outside of direct tax liabilities is under-studied.

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  • 5-July-2017

    English

    Tax Policy Working Papers

    Working papers from the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the OECD covering the full range of tax policy related issues.

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  • 14-December-2016

    English

    The impact of tax and benefit systems on the workforce participation

    This paper examines the impact of tax and benefit systems on the incentives for second earners to enter formal employment. The paper highlights how various tax design features create greater participation disincentives for second earners than for primary earners or single individuals.

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  • 11-November-2016

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    Distinguishing between normal and excess returns for tax policy

    This paper explores the practical challenges tax policy analysts face when trying to apply differential taxation to “normal” and “excess” returns. The distinction between these two elements is being increasingly used in tax policy. The problem is that there is no clear definition for a “normal” return.

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  • 13-September-2016

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    Fiscal incentives for R&D and innovation in a diverse world

    Fiscal incentives, including tax policies, should be directed at specific barriers, impediments or synergies to facilitate the desired level of investment in R&D and innovations. Without careful design, policies can have unintended consequences such as favouring incumbent firms, encouraging small firms to undertake less efficient activities, or creating arbitrage and rent-seeking activity.

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  • 7-September-2016

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  • 20-July-2016

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    Flyer: Tax Design for Inclusive Economic Growth

    In the context of the OECD’s New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) initiative, this paper seeks to re-assess the policy recommendations stemming from the 2008 Tax and Economic Growth report, which focused on the impact of taxes on economic growth from an efficiency perspective, to more explicitly take account of equity considerations.

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  • 19-July-2016

    English

    Israel's Green Tax on Cars - Environment Policy Paper

    Israel’s growing population and rising incomes have seen consumption increase substantially, bringing with it considerable pressure on the environment. One of the main environmental pressures is from the ever-increasing transport activity, especially the use of private vehicles. Although travelling in a private vehicle brings benefits to the individual using it, this entails costs to society as a whole.

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  • 2-July-2015

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    Impacts of Carbon Prices on Indicators of Competitiveness

    Concerns around potential losses of competitiveness as a result of unilateral action on carbon pricing are often central for policy makers contemplating the introduction of such instruments. This paper is a review of literature on ex post empirical evaluations of the impacts of carbon prices on indicators of competitiveness as employed in the literature, including employment, output or exports, at different levels of aggregation.

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