Tax policy in the contemporary world: peculiarities and prospects, implementation in Russia

Alexander I. Pogorletskiy

Abstract


The article describes the peculiarities of tax policy implementation in the system of international economic relations under conditions of contemporary development, characterized by turbulence, unpredictability and high speed of changes. The author estimates the influence of modern transformational changes on national tax systems and tax policies of the leading countries of the World, including their adaptation to the so-called “new normality”, the decline of liberalism and the deceleration of globalization, virtualization of economic activity and revival of the idea of national identity. Taking into account the impact of the above factors, the author forecasts a common vector of national tax systems’ development, as well as evaluates inter-state interactions in tax matters and determines perspectives of tax policy improvement in Russia on the eve of presidential elections of 2018. The main conclusions are following: 1) in the modern world the best is such a tax policy, which is focused on the regulating (stimulating), and not on the fiscal role of taxes; 2) the process of intensive international tax cooperation, which started just after beginning of the recent global economic crisis, is developing quite successful and it involves more and more interested countries; 3) modern tax systems at the present time are influenced by a large number of transformational factors, including global turbulent environment, which are reflected accordingly in the national tax policy and not always unequivocally positive; 4) tax policy of the Russian Federation ahead of the presidential elections in 2018 and after them should be continuity to the period of 2000-2017 years, considering appropriate progressive global trends.

Highlights

  1. In the modern world the best is such a tax policy, which is focused on the regulating(stimulating), and not on the fiscal role of taxes
  2. The process of intensive international tax cooperation, which started just afterbeginning of the recent global economic crisis, is developing quite successful and itinvolves more and more interested countries
  3. Modern tax systems at the present time are influenced by a large number of transformational factors, including global turbulent environment, which are reflected accordingly in the national tax policy and not always unequivocally positive
  4. Tax policy of the Russian Federation ahead of the presidential elections in 2018and after them should be continuity to the period of 2000–2017 years, considering appropriate progressive global trends

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Pogorletskiy A. I. Tax policy in the contemporary world: peculiarities and prospects, implementation in Russia. Journal of Tax Reform, 2017, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 29–42. DOI : 10.15826/jtr.2017.3.1.029

Article info

Received February 10, 2017; accepted March 20, 2017


Keywords


international tax cooperation; international tax regulation; Russian tax policy; tax policy; tax regulation; tax system; tax reform; tax administration

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