Andrew, Mark and Evans, Alan and Koundouri, Phoebe and Meen, Geoffrey (2003): Residential stamp duty:Time for a change. Published in: (April 2003)
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In this report, we are concerned with the impact of the current system of residential stamp duty. Not only does stamp duty have an effect on the housing market, but it also discriminates between both different parts of the country and different household types. Because of the inefficiencies and inequalities of stamp duty the report also explores alternatives to the current system. We demonstrate that even modest reforms can generate significant improvements. The purpose of our report is to consider the economic rationale lying behind stamp duty. We have three broad main aims: •to consider how stamp duty measures up to general principles of optimal taxation, •to consider and quantify, where possible, the effects of stamp duty on the housing market and wider economy, •to discuss meaningful revenue-neutral alternatives to the current regime.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Residential stamp duty:Time for a change|
|English Title:||Residential stamp duty:Time for a change|
|Keywords:||House market, stamp duty, inefficiencies|
|Subjects:||P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P25 - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R21 - Housing Demand
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R3 - Real Estate Markets, Production Analysis, and Firm Location > R31 - Housing Supply and Markets
|Depositing User:||Phoebe Koundouri|
|Date Deposited:||01. Oct 2012 13:48|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 10:19|
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