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Impacts of Taxation on the Distribution of Income in Turkey

Prof. Haluk Levent, Prof. Öner Günçavdı, Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Aylin Bayar

In this policy paper, Prof. Haluk Levent, Prof. Öner Günçavdı and Associate Prof. Ayşe Aylin Bayar discuss the taxation policy in Turkey and its consequences on income inequality. The authors examine the tax and income as redistributive mechanisms by elaborating them within the institutional dynamics of taxation system in Turkey. The authors also examine the tax avoidance and informality phenomena by addressing the reports and statistics that were published by national and international institutions. The authors also discuss the taxation on minimum wage and its impact on income inequality and propose policy recommendations for a taxation policy that will reduce income inequality in Turkey.

(The policy paper is available only in Turkish.)