Taxing Financial Transactions : An Assessment of Administrative Feasibility

Author/Editor:

John Brondolo

Publication Date:

August 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper considers how a tax on financial transactions could be applied to three broad and partially overlapping categories of financial instruments: (1) exchange-traded instruments; (2) over-the-counter instruments; and, (3) foreign exchange instruments. For each category, the paper examines the factors that would facilitate or complicate the administration of a financial transactions tax, the options for collecting the tax, the types of compliance risks that are likely to be encountered, and measures for mitigating these risks.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/185

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781462309276/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011185

Format:

Paper

Pages:

51

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