The Case for Windfall Taxes – a guide to optimal resource taxation

Summary 

• In 2012, government expenditure worldwide was USD 28 656 billion. Total tax burden was USD 18 821 billion.

• This huge discrepancy can be reduced by closing loopholes in tax systems and preventing capital flight

• This report is about analyzing and fixing loopholes in tax systems – increasing cost-efficiency and ensuring fairer competition in extractive industries.

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Written by: 
Frian Aarsnes, co-author Olav Lundstøl
Publication date: 
November 2013
ISBN: 
ISBN 978-82-93212-08-9