Taxing high-income earners

Tax avoidance and mobility

Authored by: Alejandro Esteller-Moré , Amedeo Piolatto , Matthew D. Rablen

The Routledge Companion to Tax Avoidance Research

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138941342
eBook ISBN: 9781315673745
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The taxation of high-income earners is of importance to every country and is the subject of a considerable amount of recent academic research. Such high-income earners contribute substantial amounts of tax and generate significant positive spillovers, but are also highly mobile: a 1% increase in the top marginal income tax rate increases out-migrations by around 1.5% to 3%. The authors review research into taxation of high-income earners to provide a synthesis of existing theoretical and empirical understanding and offer various avenues for potential future theoretical and empirical research.

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