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Increasing Public Sector Revenue in the Philippines :, Equity and Efficiency Considerations, Kevin Fletcher

Abstract
Public sector revenue has declined markedly in the Philippines over the past seven years. Most observers of the Philippine economy agree that rebuilding public sector revenue will be critical to reducing deficits and ensuring public sector debt sustainability. This paper reviews several of the main possibilities for raising public sector revenue, including increases in excise, VAT, and electricity rates. It argues that most of these proposals would raise revenue in a relatively efficient manner. Using household-level expenditure data, it also finds that most of these measures would be progressive, especially if they allow the government to avoid cuts in pro-poor spending
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. EXCISES""; ""III. VALUE-ADDED TAXES""; ""IV. ELECTRICITY RATES""; ""V. TAX INCENTIVES""; ""VI. OTHER MEASURES ""; ""VII. CONCLUSION""; ""REFERENCES""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (15 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781282107939

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