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effect of increased tax rates on taexable income and economic efficiency

Martin S. Feldstein

effect of increased tax rates on taexable income and economic efficiency

a preliminary analysis of the 1993 tax rate increases

by Martin S. Feldstein

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Published by NBER in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMartin Feldstein, Daniel Feenberg.
SeriesNBER Working paper series -- no.5370
ContributionsFeenberg, Daniel., National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Physical Object
Pagination37p. ;
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18253947M

Tax Rates and Economic Growth is that taxable income tends to be more responsive than overall income to tax changes. In other words, most of the revenue lost from higher taxation is a result. The evidence does not support the claim that raising top marginal income tax rates has a heavy impact on small business owners: a recent Treasury analysis finds that only percent of small business owners fall into the top two income tax brackets and that these owners receive less than one-third of small business income. So today we will discuss the expiration of the and tax cuts. We will discuss the effect of these tax cuts on economic growth and on the distribution of income. We will consider whether these tax cuts should be made permanent and for whom. And so, let us .


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The tax legislation raised marginal tax rates from 31 to 36 percent on taxable incomes between $, and $, and to percent on incomes above $, This effect of increased tax rates on taexable income and economic efficiency book uses recently published Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data on taxable incomes by adjusted gross income (AGI) class to analyze how the tax rate increases affected taxable income, tax revenue, and economic Cited by: The Effect of Increased Tax Rates on Taxable Income and Economic Efficiency: A Preliminary Analysis of the Tax Rate Increases Martin Feldstein, Daniel Feenberg.

Chapter in NBER book Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 10 (), James M. Poterba, editor (p. 89. class to analyze how the tax rate increases affected taxable income, tax revenue, and economic efficiency.

Our estimates are based on a difference-in-difference procedure that compares the growth of taxable incomes among taxpayers with AGIs over $, with.

Published: The Effect of Increased Tax Rates on Taxable Income and Economic Efficiency: A Preliminary Analysis of the Tax Rate Increases, Martin Feldstein, Daniel Feenberg.

in Tax Policy and the Economy, Vol Poterba. Users who downloaded this paper also downloaded* these. Taxes act in the same way that barnacles do on a ship, they increase the drag on commerce, but they are part of the social contract involved in groups.

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For example: The slower economy causes employment to. The Effect of Increased Tax Rates on Taxable Income and Economic Efficiency: A Preliminary Analysis of the Tax Rate Increases.

Martin Feldstein and Daniel Feenberg (). A chapter in Tax Policy and the Economy, Volpp from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. JEL-codes: H24 H21 (search for similar items in EconPapers) Date: Cited effect of increased tax rates on taexable income and economic efficiency book High Tax Rates Will Shrink the Federal Income Tax Base Consider the combined effect of President Obama’s proposal to raise the top tax rate from 35 percent to percent and the new surtax.

This means high-income households will receive 54 cents rather than 65 cents from every dollar they earn; that is, the after-tax reward from earning. In this detailed study, tax policy analyst Jane Gravelle, brings together comprehensive estimates of effective tax rates on a wide variety of capital by type, industry, legal form, effect of increased tax rates on taexable income and economic efficiency book of financing, and across time.

How should capital income be taxed to achieve efficiency and equity. In this detailed study, tax policy analyst Jane Gravelle, brings together comprehensive estimates of. Effect of Increased Individual Income Tax Rates on Business that have the effect of increasing the marginal tax rates on adjusted gross income over $, • This report sheds light on only one element of the economic impact of changes to federal income tax rates.

The money raised through tax increases will be used for. Abstract. This paper examines how changes to the individual income tax affect long-term economic growth.

The structure and financing of a tax change are critical to achieving economic growth. model finds that increased investment and higher economic growth translate into higher after-tax incomes for households up and down the income scale.

Table 2 shows the distributional impact of the three different corporate tax rate cuts on after-tax incomes solely as a result of increased economic growth. In order to isolate theseFile Size: KB. TAXATION, EFFICIENCY, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH by Dale W. Jorgenson, Harvard University and This had the effect of extending the Bush tax cuts, scheduled to expire or “sunset” inThis produces marginal tax rates on labor income that are far in excess of average tax rates.

A high marginal tax rate results in aFile Size: 2MB. The government will earn more tax income at 1% rate than at 0%, but effect of increased tax rates on taexable income and economic efficiency book will not earn more at % than they will at 10%, due to the disincentives high tax rates cause.

Thus there is a peak tax rate where government revenue is highest. The relationship between income tax rates and government revenue can be graphed on something called a Laffer Author: Mike Moffatt.

Tax Rate: A tax rate is the percentage at which an individual or corporation is taxed. The tax rate is the tax imposed by the federal government and some states based on an individual's taxable Author: Troy Segal. A similar effect appears in Equation () for the case of the linear income tax, but here it is the labor-supply elasticity at the particular wage rate w, rather than the aggregate labor-supply elasticity, that is important because the government is free to choose different marginal tax Cited by: Effects of Income Tax Changes on Economic Growth.

William G. Gale. Brookings Institution and Tax Policy Center. resulting in increased efficiency and potentially raising the overall size of Reductions in income tax rates affect the behavior of individuals and businesses by: The structure and financing of a tax change are critical to achieving economic growth.

Tax rate cuts may encourage individuals to work, save, and invest, but if the tax cuts are not financed by immediate spending cuts they will likely also result in an increased federal budget deficit, which in the long-term will reduce national saving and Cited by: responsiveness of taxable income to marginal tax rates.

As pioneered by Feldstein (), this research focuses on how tax rates affect the elasticity of taxable income, which summarizes a variety of behavioral responses to the tax system. This elasticity is an important policy parameter for both revenue estimates and the efficiency of the tax Cited by: The economic efficiency arguments for property tax reform Recent figures released by Scottish Government and ONS have shown that the distribution of property wealth (GINI = ) is more unequal than the, already skewed, distribution of income (post tax and transfer GINI = ).

Therefore, a revenue neutral shift from the really-not-very-File Size: KB. This paper examines how changes to the individual income tax affect long-term economic growth. The structure and financing of a tax change are critical to achieving economic growth.

Tax rate cuts may encourage individuals to work, save, and invest, but if the tax cuts are not financed by immediate spending cuts they will likely also result in an increased federal budget deficit, which in the. The Economic and Revenue Effects of Reducing Federal Income Tax Rates by 10 Percent.

when the tax cut's effect on economic performance is. before-tax and after-tax income inequality widened. It remains at roughly the pre level. The bottom line is that before-tax income inequality has risen since the s, despite an increase in government transfer payments. Because high-income people pay higher average tax rates than others, federal taxes reduce Size: KB.

This paper examines how changes to the individual income tax affect long-term economic growth. The structure and financing of a tax change are critical to achieving economic growth. Tax rate cuts. Raising corporate taxes is bad economic policy — Septem Federal and provincial governments of all political stripes realized the economically damaging effect of corporate income taxes and lowered rates to make the business tax regime more competitive.

Income tax rates and calculation of taxes. To fully evaluate an economic analysis taxes must be taken into account.

The real value of an investment is strongly affected by the cost of taxes. As stated in the text the principal elements in an after-tax analysis are: Economic analysis taking income taxes into account.

Question 1. Question 2. At least proportionately negatively. All taxes add cost to the economic transactions they affect, and therefore impede economic growth, in that – absent any tax – more transactions would be done at a lower price point.

Conversely, the higher a tax. Then disposable income for the private sector would clearly be reduced, creating an income effect. But this would only argue against the kind of "tax cuts" that so-called supply-side economists and President Bush favor, not against the more genuine kind of tax cuts that are backed by spending cuts.

test whether tax rates or nontax factors-or both-explain changes in income during this period. TRA lowered tax rates for most taxpayers, while broadening the tax base by eliminating many deductions and exclusions.3 High-income taxpayers experienced the largest-percentage reduction in tax rates, and also the greatest expansion of their tax base.

During Clinton's first term after the tax increases, revenues rose % per year, GDP rose % per year, and the national debt increased $ : Geoffrey Michael. the opposite occurs. In all G-7 countries tax rates on capital income and consumption fluctuated without trend during the period (except in the case of the capital income tax rate in Japan), while labor income tax rates in all countries rose sharply.

Correcting for this income shifting significantly affects the results. See Martin Feldstein and Daniel Feenberg, "The Effect of Increased Tax Rates on Taxable Income and Economic Efficiency: A Preliminary Analysis of the Tax Rate Increases," in James Poterba, ed., Tax Policy and the Economy (MIT Press.

The Efficient Taxation of Income is an approach to taxation that would apply different tax rates for property-type income and earned income from work. Earned income would be taxed at a flat rate of 10%, while property-type income would be taxed at 30%.

The plan was created by Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University, and Kun-Young Yun, Professor of Economics. Texas does not impose a state personal income tax, providing a real competitive advantage for the state.

However, more than 3, localities in Texas impose property taxes that include school districts, counties, cities, and special districts. All together, these taxes raised $40. Tax-induced reductions in economic efficiency are known as deadweight losses or the excess burdens of taxation, the latter signifying the added cost to taxpayers and society of raising revenue through taxes that distort economic decisions.

Taxes almost invariably have excess burdens because tax obligations are functions of individual Size: KB. Next, Table 2, as displayed below, explores the economic and revenue effects of increasing the top income tax bracket.

This is modeled by incrementally raising the current percent top income tax rate by 5 percentage points at a time, up to : Erik Cederwall. So high tax rates cause lower real tax revenue collection.

Government causes its own revenue shortages by wanting more money than it should have - a victim of its own greedy ways. The size of government is naturally limited by the size of the economy around it. Attempts to make government larger than this limit cause economic trouble.

People often think of tax revenue as a function of tax rates. If you want to raise more tax revenue, raise tax rates. If you don’t want to lose revenue, don’t cut tax rates.

Reality isn’t so simple. Instead, economic growth is often the key driver of tax revenues. The U.S. and UK Experience A. income tax cut coupled with a halving of the tax on capital gains, with a predicted increase in gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates from about to percentage points.

Others have questioned whether tax reform would have such beneficial effects on economic growth.2 If tax cuts fail to produce the projected boost in. Taxation and Economic Efficiency.

if the optimal tax rates for electronic commerce tend to cluster either around the standard rate applied to traditional commerce or around zero, then the. Congressional Research Service R This section summarizes the historical insights about pdf effect of tax rates on economic growth and selected factors—labor force participation, savings, and growth in investment—commonly that the downward trend in top marginal tax rates on labor income or the more stable.This study examines the effect of tax revenue on economic growth in Nigeria, utilizing time series data for the period spanning from to   The first challenge: Defining ebook time frame.

The economy, tax rates and income levels change substantially over any short time-period. Since those Author: Barnet Sherman.