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Tax quota development in the Czech Republic and in the European Union

Szarowska, Irena (2008): Tax quota development in the Czech Republic and in the European Union.

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Abstract

Eurostat and OECD regularly publish data concerning a tax burden in particular countries. Tax quota (compound tax quota) is used as a basic international comparative indicator, which determines a ratio of taxes in the gross domestic product. This indicator is a subject of interest even in discussions concerning the tax harmonization of the European Union, which objective is to make taxes not to be a barrier of free movement of people, capital, goods and services among states and also to prevent tax evasions. This paper describes a basic conception of the indicator, points out methodical differences in the calculation of the tax quota and analyses the development of the tax quota in the Czech Republic and in the European Union. The objective is as well to verify a hypothesis that a value of the tax quota is decreasing in time and indirect taxes currently outweigh direct ones.

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