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Employment income tax in Africa: findings from a new dataset

This study introduces the first set of findings from the TaxDev employment income taxes dataset (EITD)....

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Does going cashless make you tax-rich? Evidence from India’s demonetization experiment

This paper investigates the effect of electronic payments technology on firms’ tax compliance in a large developing economy....

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Customs revenue in Ghana: recent trends and their causes

The collection of tax revenue at customs has long been an important revenue source in Ghana....

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The redistributive power of cash transfers vs VAT exemptions: a multi-country study

Like high-income countries, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) offer reduced rates and exemptions on particular goods and services in their v...

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International corporate tax reforms: what could the OECD deal mean for lower-income countries?

On 8 October 2021, 136 countries agreed to a set of global tax reforms under the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), an...

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Using the tax system to support recovery from COVID-19

This chapter is included in, 'Government fiscal measures during and after an economic crisis: Africa’s response to the impact of COVID-19', a book ...

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'Green' motor taxation: issues and policy options in sub-Saharan Africa

Over the last 20 years, sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries have experienced significant economic growth and consequently growing levels of motoris...

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The impact of COVID-19 on formal firms in the Dominican Republic: evidence from monthly tax returns

In this note, we measure the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting lockdown on formal firms in the Dominican Republic, using monthly valu...

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Fiscal consolidation after COVID-19: issues and policy options in sub-Saharan Africa

Since Spring 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on the public finances of both developed and dev...

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A survey of the Ghanaian tax system

In its 2020 Ghana CARES ‘Obaatanpa’ programme, the Government of Ghana emphasised the need to improve domestic revenue mobilisation in order to ens...

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A survey of the Ethiopian tax system

Over the last 15 years, the Ethiopian economy has registered growth of around 10.2% per year in real terms, making it one of the fastes...

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Taxing property in developing countries: theory and evidence from Mexico

Property taxes in developing countries are plagued by noncompliance and can exacerbate liquidity constraints....

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The impact of COVID-19 on formal firms in Honduras: evidence from monthly tax returns

This paper measures the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis and the resulting lockdown on formal firms in Honduras, using monthly value-add...

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Informal taxes and transfers in sub-Saharan Africa: a review and analysis of incidence in Rwanda

This paper profiles and analyses informal taxes and transfer payments made by households in Rwanda, and considers their incidence, scale and distri...

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