publication . Article . 2007

Tax Rates, Tax Evasion, and Growth in a Multi-period Economy

Caballe, Jordi; Judith Panades;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: Hacienda Pública Española/Revista de Economía Pública, issue 4 december, pages 67-80
We extend the basic tax evasion model to a multi-period economy exhibiting sustained growth. When individuals conceal part of their true income from the tax authority, they face the risk of being audited and hence of paying the corresponding fine. Both taxes and fines determine individual saving and the rate of capital accumulation. We show that, if the penalty imposed on tax evaders is proportional to the amount of evaded taxes, then the growth rate is decreasing in the tax rate. However, the relationship between growth and tax rate becomes non-monotonic when the penalty rate is imposed on the amount of evaded income.
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Tax evasion, Growth, jel:H26, jel:E62, jel:O41
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