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The Corporate Tax Burden in Ethiopia: Evidence from Anonymised Tax Returns

Published on 27 May 2016

This paper looks at the challenge faced by many low income countries of increasing tax revenue dramatically while minimising distortions in the economy that may discourage investment and, more generally, economic growth. In this context, corporations have to contribute to the public purse but their tax burden should still allow them to prosper.

Despite the importance of this topic, very little evidence is available so far on the corporate tax burden in many low-income countries, including Ethiopia. This paper fills this gap by calculating and analysing effective tax rates (ETRs) across Ethiopian corporations.

This research briefing draws on ICTD Working Paper 48 entitled The Corporate Tax Burden in Ethiopia: Evidence from Anonymised Tax Returns.

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Giulia Mascagni

IDS Research Fellow and ICTD Research Director

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Mascagni, G. and Mengistu, A.
journal
ICTD Research in Brief, issue 13

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