Tax Farming A Radical Solution for Developing Country Tax Problems?

Systemic tax administration problems in many developing countries have led to a search for radical solutions. One such proposed solution is tax farming. Tax farming is a system wherein the right to collect taxes is auctioned off to the highest bidder. An analysis of the historical experience with ta...

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Main Author: Stella, Peter
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 1992, 1992
Series:IMF Working Papers; Working Paper
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Collection: International Monetary Fund - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Systemic tax administration problems in many developing countries have led to a search for radical solutions. One such proposed solution is tax farming. Tax farming is a system wherein the right to collect taxes is auctioned off to the highest bidder. An analysis of the historical experience with tax farming shows that its purported administrative efficiency is largely illusory. While certain aspects of tax administration may be suitable for privatization, the classic form of tax farming would appear to have little attraction for a modern state concerned with justice and equity
Physical Description:26 p.
ISBN:9781451960327
1451960328