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Does higher tax morale imply higher optimal labor income tax rate?

By András Simonovits


We analyze the impact of tax morale on optimal progressive labor income taxation. Only\ud universal basic income is financed from a linear tax and the financing of public goods is\ud neglected. Each individual supplies labor and (un)declares earning, depending on his labor\ud disutility and tax morale. Limiting the utilitarianism to the poorer parts of the population\ud (defined by the inclusion share), the optimal tax rate is an increasing function of the tax\ud morale and a decreasing function of the inclusion share, provided that the average wage\ud of those included is higher than 0.54 times the average wage

Topics: HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány, HB5 Mathematical economics / matematikai közgazdaságtan, HJ Public Finance / államháztartás
Year: 2013
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