The Resource Forestry taxation in Africa: the case of Liberia

Forestry taxation in Africa: the case of Liberia

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Forestry taxation in Africa: the case of Liberia
Title
Forestry taxation in Africa: the case of Liberia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Countries generally tax the forestry sector to achieve the twin objectives of revenue maximization and sustainability of logging levels. In an ideal world of perfect markets and information, auctions would be the best instrument to determine the price of extraction rights. However, a number of factors - including a lack of information on the forest resources under consideration, uncertainties as to the stability of property rights over time, and a lack of access to credit - have limited the use of auctions so far, particularly in low-income countries. To establish transparency of the forestry sector's financial flows, this paper discusses a radical simplification of Liberia's current timber tax structure, including a proposal to reduce the sector's current tax system to two instruments, an area tax and an export tax
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  • Schwidrowski, A
  • Thomas, S
Geographic coverage
Africa
Index
no index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
IMF Working paper
Series volume
WP/05/156
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  • forestry
  • natural resources
Label
Forestry taxation in Africa: the case of Liberia
Publication
Extent
26 p.

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