Personal income taxation and income inequality in Asia-Pacific: a cross-country analysis

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The article examines analyze current features of personal income taxation, and also the relationship between income inequality, individual income taxes and several labor market indicators in Asia-Pacific countries. The income inequality issue affects basic social and economic terms as equity and equality. The increase in income inequality in countries worldwide led to vigorous debate about efficiency of progressive individual income taxation as a tool for achieving optimal level of social equity. The purpose of the study is to examine the features of progressive individual income taxation and its influence of reduction of income inequality in Asia-Pacific countries. The article analyzes current systems of personal income taxation in countries of this region and their relationship with key macroeconomic indicators. The methodology includes cross-country comparisons, principal component analysis, regression analysis. The main theoretical results include identification of causes of inefficiency of progressive individual income taxation in analyzed countries. The empirical results are related to the estimation of influence of macroeconomic factors, including labor market indicators, on individual income tax revenue. The applied methods, notably principal component analysis combined with regression analysis, can be used for estimation of influence of both quantitative and qualitative factors on tax revenue.

Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Страницы (с-по)236-249
Число страниц14
Номер выпуска3
СостояниеОпубликовано - 2018