THE CONVERSATION: Developing countries would benefit from improved tax collection. What can help

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Release date: 12/3/2019

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The ability to raise revenues from taxes – called “fiscal capacity” – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of any state. Being able to tax citizens, and collect revenues efficiently, is a cornerstone of state formation and survival. Secondly, greater fiscal capacity implies greater access of the state to resources needed to provide public goods and services.

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TitleDeveloping countries would benefit from improved tax collection. What can help
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/03/19
DescriptionThe ability to raise revenues from taxes – called “fiscal capacity” – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of any state. Being able to tax citizens, and collect revenues efficiently, is a cornerstone of state formation and survival. Secondly, greater fiscal capacity implies greater access of the state to resources needed to provide public goods and services.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/developing-countries-would-benefit-from-improved-tax-collection-what-can-help-113126
PersonsAntonio Savoia, Kunal Sen