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Fiscal Monitor, October 2013
			: Taxing Times

Fiscal Monitor, October 2013 : Taxing Times »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484357583.089

ISBN: 9781484357583

Keywords: taxation, tax reform, fiscal projections, public debt, tax systems

Persistently high debt ratios in advanced economies and emerging fragilities in the developing world cast clouds on the global fiscal landscape. In advanced economies, with narrowing budget deficits, the average pu...

A New Strategy for Korea's Fiscal Policy in a Low Growth Environment

A New Strategy for Korea's Fiscal Policy in a Low Growth Environment »

Source: A New Strategy for Korea's Fiscal Policy in a Low Growth Environment

Volume/Issue: 2018/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Edda Zoli , Hou Wang , and Douglas Laxton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484352724

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Korea, Republic of, aging; long-term fiscal sustainability; structural reforms; potential output, aging, long-term fiscal sustainability, structural reforms, potential output, Forecasting and Simulation

Adverse demographics and other structural weaknesses impinge on Korea's long-term fiscal outlook and potential growth. Moreover, inadequate social protection is creating poverty and dampening consumption. The paper...

Nicaragua

Nicaragua »

Source: Nicaragua : Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Second Progress Report

Volume/Issue: 2004/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2004

ISBN: 9781451829204

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, tax reform, fiscal decentralization, macroeconomic framework,

The current government has succeeded in reorienting economic policies after a series of shocks and an initial weak policy response. Revised real GDP growth targets are feasible with sustained prudent macroeconomic...

Appendix 1. Recent Developments in Public Health Spending and Outlook for the Future

Appendix 1. Recent Developments in Public Health Spending and Outlook for the Future »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2013 : Taxing Times

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484357583

Keywords: taxation, tax reform, fiscal projections, public debt, tax systems

The growth of public health spending has slowed significantly in advanced economies over the past three years. Nearly all advanced economies, except Israel and Japan, recorded a slowdown in real health spend...

Appendix 2. Assessing Potential Revenue: Two Approaches

Appendix 2. Assessing Potential Revenue: Two Approaches »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2013 : Taxing Times

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484357583

Keywords: taxation, tax reform, fiscal projections, public debt, tax systems

The main text reports on two rather different ways of assessing revenue potential, giving complementary perspectives on the scope to raise more. Peer analysis Peer analysis,...

Appendix 3. Increasing Revenue from Real Property Taxes

Appendix 3. Increasing Revenue from Real Property Taxes »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2013 : Taxing Times

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484357583

Keywords: taxation, tax reform, fiscal projections, public debt, tax systems

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in interest in boosting revenue from property taxes—the term being shorthand here for the recurrent taxation of immovable property—in places as diverse as Cambodia,...

Methodological and Statistical Appendix

Methodological and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2013 : Taxing Times

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484357583

Keywords: taxation, tax reform, fiscal projections, public debt, tax systems

This appendix comprises five sections: “Data and Conventions” provides a general description of the data and of the conventions used for calculating economy group composites. “Fiscal Policy Assumptions” summ...

1. Recent Fiscal Developments and the Short-Term Outlook

1. Recent Fiscal Developments and the Short-Term Outlook »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2013 : Taxing Times

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484357583

Keywords: taxation, tax reform, fiscal projections, public debt, tax systems

In advanced economies, fiscal consolidation is proceeding, although at varying speeds The average fiscal deficit of advanced economies is set to narrow by 1½ percent of GDP in 2013 (...

2. Taxing Our Way out of—or into?—Trouble

2. Taxing Our Way out of—or into?—Trouble »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2013 : Taxing Times

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484357583

Keywords: taxation, tax reform, fiscal projections, public debt, tax systems

Taxation is rarely far from the news, but it has seldom been so central to public debate, in so many countries, as now. This section takes stock of developments on the revenue side since the onset of the glo...

Petroleum Product Subsidies

Petroleum Product Subsidies »

Source: Petroleum Product Subsidies : Costly, Inequitable, and On the Rise

Volume/Issue: 2010/05

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): John Piotrowski , David Coady , Justin Tyson , Rolando Ossowski , Robert Gillingham , and Shamsuddin Tareq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2010

ISBN: 9781455239108

Keywords: Commodity price fluctuations, Oil exporting countries, Oil product prices, Oil subsidies, Price stabilization, Fiscal reforms, Governance, Taxes, Subsidies, Petroleum products

Petroleum product subsidies have again started to increase with the rebound in international prices. This note reviews recent developments in subsidy levels and argues that reforming the policy framework for settin...