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IFN researchers about tax reforms

2015-11-10

From left: Pernilla Ström, moderator, Karin Pilsäter, TCO, Magnus Henrekson, IFN, Åsa Hansson, IFN and Lund University, and Dany Kessel, Stockholm University.
From left: Pernilla Ström, moderator, Karin Pilsäter, TCO, Magnus Henrekson, IFN, Åsa Hansson, IFN and Lund University, and Dany Kessel, Stockholm University.

Magnus Henrekson, IFN, and Åsa Hansson, Lund University and affiliated to IFN, addressed today, at a TCO seminar, the need for tax reforms. Magnus Henrekson primarily advocated a tax code that does not "punish" those who want to invest in new growing businesses and not large public firms. He also pointed to the need for Swedish employee stock options. Åsa Hansson proposed the reintroduction of property tax ­-- a progressive and locally decided tax. She also advocated a reduction of the capital tax and that the VAT is raised.

Watch the seminar at YouTube

Further reading

"Swedish Taxation: Developments since 1862" by Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula.

"Owner-Level Taxes and Business Activity", by Magnus Henrekson and Tino Sanandaji.

"Taxation of Dividend Income and Economic Growth: The Case of Europe", by Åsa Hansson and Margareta Dackehag.

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