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Corporate Tax Evasion and Governments

Analysis and Policy Implications for Russia


Julia Kupzowa

The analysis of tax evasion in Russia sheds some light on its development in the transitional period and the developing economies. Countries which suffer corruption and extortion show a higher level of tax evasion, so that these bad government practices seem to be partly responsible for tax evasion. Employing game theoretical modelling this book explores the influence of extortionist government on corporate tax evasion. In comparison to standard models on tax evasion in this setting the effect of tax policy instruments such as penalties and probability of investigation is alleviated due to bad government‘s existence. Some policy implications are proposed in this respect.
Contents: Analysis of tax evasion in Russia – Models on tax evasion – Firms’ and governments’ games – Extortionist governments – Policy implications.