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Tax avoidance and the deadweight loss of the income tax

Feldstein, Martin S.

Tax avoidance and the deadweight loss of the income tax

by Feldstein, Martin S.

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Income tax -- United States -- Econometric models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMartin Feldstein.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 5055, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 5055.
    ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination41 p. :
    Number of Pages41
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22420025M

    Aug 07,  · A glaring example of the deadweight loss of a tax was a 10% tax imposed on luxury boats costing more than $, imposed in It is said to Author: The Apothecary. Measuring the deadweight loss to taxation requires knowing or estimating what the supply demand equilibrium was before the tax and comparing it to the situation after the tax. The concept of.

    May 10,  · We're losing $bn a year to tax avoidance. Who really ends up paying? every year is lost in tax revenue as a result of tax avoidance techniques. on corporate income tax means they suffer. 4 The marginal deadweight loss from taxation Measuring total and marginal deadweight loss The marginal deadweight loss from a rise in the labour income tax rate The marginal deadweight loss from a rise in the.

    deadweight loss of the tax on good i - is relatively important when the magnitude of the demand elasticity is large. An elastically demanded good therefore has a high marginal deadweight loss (the LHS term) and is a poor source of revenue (the second term on the RHS), suggesting that it is not optimal to tax an elastically demanded good heavily. This elasticity yields the following total and marginal deadweight loss estimates: 1. In , the deadweight loss of the personal income tax was % of the total tax revenues. 2. Raising all marginal tax rates in by 10% would generate a deadweight loss of $43 billion.


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Tax avoidance and the deadweight loss of the income tax by Feldstein, Martin S. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Tax Avoidance and the Deadweight Loss of the Income Tax Martin Feldstein. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in March NBER Program(s):Public Economics The traditional method of analyzing the distorting effects of the income tax greatly underestimates its total deadweight loss as well as the incremental deadweight loss of an increase in income tax rates.

Downloadable (with restrictions). Traditional analyses of the income tax greatly underestimate deadweight losses by ignoring its effect on forms of compensation and patterns of consumption. The full deadweight loss is easily calculated using the compensated elasticity of taxable income to changes in tax rates because leisure, excludable income, and deductible consumption are a Hicksian.

Get this from a library. Tax Avoidance and the Deadweight Loss of the Income Tax. [Martin Feldstein; National Bureau of Economic Research.;] -- The traditional method of analyzing the distorting effects of the income tax greatly underestimates its total deadweight loss as well as the incremental deadweight loss of an increase in income tax.

Get this from a library. Tax avoidance and the deadweight loss of the income tax. [Martin S Feldstein; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: The traditional method of analyzing the distorting effects of the income tax greatly underestimates its total deadweight loss as well as the incremental deadweight loss of an increase in.

Downloadable. The traditional method of analyzing the distorting effects of the income tax greatly underestimates its total deadweight loss as well as the incremental deadweight loss of an increase in income tax rates.

Deadweight losses are substantially greater than these conventional estimates because the traditional framework ignores the effect of higher income tax rates on tax avoidance. Taxes, Organizational Form, and the Deadweight Loss of the Corporate Income Tax Austan Goolsbee. NBER Working Paper No.

Issued in September NBER Program(s):Public Economics Program. By changing the relative gain to incorporation, corporate taxation can play an important role in a firm's choice of organizational form.

In economics, the excess burden of taxation, also known as the deadweight cost or deadweight loss of taxation, is one of the economic losses that society suffers as the result of taxes or subsidies.

Economic theory posits that distortions change the amount and type of economic behavior from that which would occur in a free market without the tax. Excess burdens can be measured using the. The deadweight loss of taxation refers to the harm caused to economic efficiency and production by a tax.

In other words, the deadweight loss of taxation is a measurement of how far taxes reduce. The traditional method of analyzing the distorting effects of the income tax greatly underestimates its total deadweight loss as well as the incremental deadweight loss of an increase in income tax rates.

Deadweight losses are substantially greater than these conventional estimates because the traditional framework ignores the effect of higher Cited by: The purpose of the income tax was to make up for revenue that would be lost by tariff reductions.

The US Supreme Court ruled the income tax unconstitutional, the 10th amendment forbidding any powers not expressed in the US Constitution, and there being no power to. Tax Avoidance and the Deadweight Loss of the Income Tax Created Date: Z.

Feb 18,  · In his excellent post on taxes and the incidence of taxes, co-blogger Scott Sumner does not mention another important issue in taxation: deadweight loss. The deadweight loss from a tax is the part of the loss to those who bear the tax that does not go to the government. Thus the term “deadweight.” (Scott’s graph [ ].

If that is true, then empirical estimates of the elasticity of taxable income with respect to the net-of-tax-rate (the “elasticity of taxable income” for short) can be very informative about the deadweight loss from taxation. Figure 1 below helps illustrate Feldstein’s basic point, which is.

the deadweight loss of a tax is small. as the size of the tax rises. the deadweight loss grows larger and larger. The government's tax revenue is.

the tax per unit of the product multiplied by the number of units sold. A small tax. raises a small amount of revenue. A medium tax.

Mar 12,  · While I sometimes make moral arguments against the current tax system (because it is corrupt, because it doesn't treat people equally, because it provides unearned wealth for insiders, etc), my main arguments are based on economics.

High tax rates on workers and entrepreneurs discourage productive behavior. Double taxation on income that is saved and invested. Taxes create deadweight loss because they prevent people from buying a product that costs more after taxing than it would before the tax was applied.

Deadweight loss is the loss of something good. Dhammika Dharmapala and Nadine Riedel (), ‘Earnings Shocks and Tax-motivated Income-shifting: Evidence from European Multinationals’, Journal of Public Economics, 97, January, 95– PART XII TAX AVOIDANCE AND THE DEADWEIGHT LOSS OF TAXATION Author: Dhammika Dharmapala.

A second purpose is to evaluate the bias in results that obtains when the traditional linearization procedure is used. We perform calculations based on the US tax system and find that the relative deadweight loss caused by increasing existing tax rates is large but less than half of Feldstein’s () estimates for the tax shareholderdemocracy.com by: Luxury boats have more elastic demand than cigarettes, therefore deadweight loss from a tax would be greater.

If a tax is placed on a good in a market where supply is perfectly inelastic, there is no deadweight loss and the sellers bear the entire burden of the tax.

Tax avoidance is not. Now, the flat-rate tax would attack both problems. The garage mechanic who is paying more than 25 per cent tax on the marginal dollar chooses to traffic, to the extent he can.

On Income Tax Avoidance: The Case of Germany. estimates of the implied deadweight loss of income taxation. the combined loss of reported income due to avoidance and evasion can be stemmed.Aug 18,  · Feldstein, M (), "Tax Avoidance and the Deadweight Loss of the Income Tax", Review of Economics and Statistics, 81, Friedman, M (), "The Role of Government in Education" in R Solo (ed.) Economics and the Public Interest, New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press.By changing the relative gain to incorporation, corporate taxation can play an important role in a firm's choice of organizational form.

General equilibrium models have shown that substantial shifting of organizational form in response to tax rates implies a large deadweight loss of shareholderdemocracy.com by: