Taxes without taxpayers: The invisibility of taxes in Chile

Biehl A.; Labarca J.T.; Vela J.

Abstract

© 2019 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. All rights reserved.This study documents the existing gap between tax structure and tax visibility using evidence from a nationally representative survey in Chile around the time of a contentious tax reform bill. Debates over taxation often assume that taxpayers know the scale and reach of their tax obligations and the benefits associated to paying taxes, which are crucial to the success of taxation as a tool for development. We tested the assumption of a well-informed taxpayer and find generalised opacity along with the stratification of both income and value-added taxes visibility. We end by discussing how tax visibility relates to taxpayers’ expectations of tax morality and redistribution.

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Título según WOS: Taxes without taxpayers: The invisibility of taxes in Chile
Título según SCOPUS: Taxes without taxpayers: The invisibility of taxes in Chile
Título de la Revista: REVISTA MEXICANA DE CIENCIAS POLITICAS Y SOCIALES
Volumen: 64
Número: 236
Editorial: UNAM, FAC CIENCIAS POLITICAS & SOCIALES
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Página de inicio: 49
Página final: 82
Idioma: English
DOI:

10.22201/FCPYS.2448492XE.2019.236.62883

Notas: ISI, SCOPUS