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La TVA sociale: bonne ou mauvaise idée ?

Patrick Fève, Julien Matheron () and Jean-Guillaume Sahuc ()

Working papers from Banque de France

Abstract: The quantitative and dynamic consequence of a social VAT reform, i.e. a fiscal reform consisting in substituting VAT for social contributions, is assessed using two general equilibrium models. The first one is a Walrasian model with no other frictions than distortionary taxation of labor and capital incomes and consumption. The second one introduces in addition matching frictions in the labor market. Two alternative financing schemes are considered for the practical details of implementing the social VAT. In all cases, the fiscal reform turns out to generate a small, positive long--run effect on aggregate variables and yields a modest welfare gain. In the no--friction model, this welfare gain is substantially reduced when the reform is pre--announced six quarters prior to implementation. The effect of such a pre-announced reform are smaller when labor market frictions are taken into account.

Keywords: social VAT; DGE; pre-announced fiscal reform. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E10 E20 G12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge, nep-mac and nep-mic
Date: 2009
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