The cost of tax expenditures in Belgium
In this HIVA report (KUL), the authors sum up the cost of tax expenditures in Belgium as a whole. They start with an overview of our tax system before analyzing in detail several highly visible policies such as the notional interests and the ‘title-services’. Hence, they run an international comparison of our present tax system. Their conclusions are breathtaking: tax expenditures cost enormously for the state’s budget and increase inequality between taxpayers.
De cost van fiscale en parafiscale uitgaven in België
Beyond Copernicus:From Confusion to Consensus?
The 2000 Copernicus reform has faded away before flourishing. Belgium has the highest public spending and public employment in the OECD and still the relative quality and quantity of public services remain disappointing. With so many challenges ahead such as globalisation, population aging, the race for talents, the digital revolution, it is urgent to send a wake-up call for a government that is steering and not rowing. Jean Hindriks makes the diagnosis and suggests several “quick wins”.
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