Taxation and the Household Saving Rate : Evidence from OECD Countries

Author/Editor:

Howell H Zee ; Vito Tanzi

Publication Date:

March 1, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper analyzes anew the relationship between taxation and the household saving rate. On the basis of standard savings and tax revenue data from, it provides compelling and robust empirical evidence of a powerful impact of taxes on household savings. In particular, income taxes are shown to affect negatively the household saving rate much more than consumption taxes.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/36

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451845426/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0361998

Format:

Paper

Pages:

16

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