Taxation and the Peer-to-Peer Economy

Author/Editor:

Aqib Aslam ; Alpa Shah

Publication Date:

August 8, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The growth of the peer-to-peer (P2P) economy over the last decade has captivated both stock markets and policymakers alike. While the means for transacting might be different to existing firm structures—with the emergence of digital platforms that connect individual buyers and sellers directly—the tax behavior of individuals operating in this new economy are very familiar. What is clear is that while the P2P economy has potentially exacerbated existing policy, administrative, and revenue-mobilization challenges associated with small business taxation—such as the choice of the tax base and how to set tax thresholds—, the technology behind P2P platforms presents a valuable opportunity to eventually solve them.

Series:

Working Paper No. 17/187

English

Publication Date:

August 8, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484313763/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2017187

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

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