Reforming Tax Expenditures in Italy: What, Why and How?


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Date Published 2014
Primary Author Justin Tyson
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Theme Taxation of Residential Real Estate
Country Italy


The IMF has advised country authorities to roll back tax expenditures as a way to support fiscal consolidation efforts - urging them to evaluate tax expenditures according to clear criteria, and assessing their impact on public finances, economic efficiency, equity, and administrative and compliance costs. This paper analyzes tax expenditures in Italy, considering the extent to which tax expenditures can be considered part of an optimal tax system and possible reforms.

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