Age-related optimal income taxation
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, ISSN 0347-0520, E-ISSN 1467-9442, Vol. 110, no 1, 45-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In most countries, average income varies with age. In this paper we investigate if and how it is possible to enhance the redistributive mechanism by relating tax payments to age. Using an OLG model where some individuals are low skilled all their life while others are low skilled when young but high skilled when old, we first show how an age dependent optimal income tax can Pareto improve upon an age independent income tax. We then characterize the optimal age dependent income tax. A tax on interest income is part of the optimal tax structure..
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 110, no 1, 45-71 p.
Optimal taxation, age-specific taxes, tagging
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-108546DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9442.2008.00524.xISI: 000255663300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-108546DiVA: diva2:236264