Using Administrative Data to Enhance Policymaking in Developing Countries: Tax Data and the National Accounts

Author/Editor:

Lisbeth Rivas ; Joe Crowley

Publication Date:

August 2, 2018

Electronic Access:

Download PDF. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

Disclaimer: IMF Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to encourage debate. The views expressed in IMF Working Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.

Summary:

Statistical agencies worldwide are increasingly turning to new data sources, including administrative data, to improve statistical coverage. Administrative data can significantly enhance the quality of national statistics and produce synergies with tax administration and other government agencies, supporting better decision making, policy advice, and economic performance. Compared to economic censuses and business surveys, administrative data are less burdensome to collect and produce more timely, detailed, and accurate data with better coverage. This paper specifically explores the use of value added tax and income tax records to enhance the compilation of national accounts statistics.

Series:

Working Paper No. 18/175

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 2, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484371701/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2018175

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

Please address any questions about this title to publications@imf.org