Graduated penalty scheme

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Baç, Mehmet and Bag, Parimal Kanti (2007) Graduated penalty scheme. [Working Paper / Technical Report] Sabanci University ID:SU_FASS_2007/0010

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Evaders of any dues such as local council tax, motor vehicle tax, tv license fees etc., if detected, can pay promptly the dues plus any fine or postpone, which usually means a larger fine, and potentially imprisonment if payments are not made in full. We provide a rationale for this graduated penalty scheme, based on criminal tracking costs. Although in conflict with the state's basic objective of deterring evasion, a graduated penalty scheme may emerge as an optimum balance between the dual objectives of deterrence and settlement delay minimization. The analysis also offers insights as to the types of citizens especially responsive to a graduated penalty scheme.

Item Type:Working Paper / Technical Report
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence
ID Code:5402
Deposited By:Mehmet Baç
Deposited On:10 Oct 2007 19:49
Last Modified:30 Jul 2009 09:18

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