Progressive vs. Flat: A Comparative Analysis Between Albania And Usa for Personal Income Taxation


Abstract Personal income tax has become an important part of the Albania’s revenue system. Revenue from personal income tax was more than 27.9 billion ALL for the year of 2011 which makes up a 3% increase when compared to the previous year. This paper compares and contrasts Albanian and American income tax systems by describing many similarities as well as distinctive characteristics that were found. Professor Ilir Binaj of University of New York in Tirana highlights the need for a fair personal income tax reform in Albania. This paper concludes with recommendations and an agenda for future research on tax policy using lessons from the United States tax system.
Keywords individual income tax, tax system, revenue, uncollected taxes, fiscal reform
JEL Classifications E62, H3
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