The future of European Tax Competition Essay Prize

As the International Tax Competitiveness Index states, the structure of a country’s tax code is an important determinant of its economic performance. A well-structured tax code is easy for taxpayers to comply with and can promote economic development while raising sufficient revenue for a government’s priorities. In contrast, poorly structured tax systems can be costly, distort economic decision-making, and harm domestic economies.

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the EPICENTER Network are looking for new, innovative ideas on how tax regimes across Europe can become more competitive and driven by key liberal values of efficiency, neutrality, and fairness.

We are announcing an essay competition for a grand prize of 3000 euros! Details of the competition can be found below. Please indicate your interest to receive updates about the competition here.

Download PDF 2020 International Tax Competition Essay Prize Rules final

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