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Distributional Effects of a Wealth Tax under Lifetime‐Dynastic Income Concepts

Elin Halvorsen and Thor Thoresen

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2021, vol. 123, issue 1, 184-215

Abstract: Annual wealth tax is back on the policy agenda, but discussion of its effect is not well informed. When standard methodology is used and wealth‐tax burdens are measured against annual individual income, it is found that a large share of the tax burden falls on people with low incomes. In this study, we use rich Norwegian administrative data to discuss the distributional effects of wealth tax under several different income concepts, ultimately measuring income over the lifetime of family dynasties. When measured against lifetime income and lifetime income in dynasties, wealth tax is mostly borne by high‐income taxpayers and is seen as clearly redistributive.

Date: 2021
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