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Dodging the Taxman: Firm Misreporting and Limits to Tax Enforcement

Paul Carrillo, Dina Pomeranz, Monica Singhal

NBER Working Paper No. 20624
Issued in October 2014

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Lorenzo Casaburi, Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Edward Glaeser, James Hines, Lawrence Katz, Asim Khwaja, Henrik Kleven, Michael Koelle, Wojciech Kopczuk, Michael Kremer, Ben Olken, Andrei Shleifer, Joel Slemrod, Johannes Spinnewijn, and participants at the conferences of the American Economic Association, BREAD, Max Planck Institute, National Tax Association, NBER, NEUDC, PACDEV, Swiss Economists Abroad, Tax Systems Conference (Oxford and Michigan OTPR), WADES and in seminars at Brandeis, Columbia, Harvard, Indiana, LSE & UCL, Lugano, Oxford, PUC Chile, Warwick, Williams and the Centro de Estudios Fiscales for helpful comments and discussions. We thank Sajjad Goli, Andrea Lopez Luzuriaga, Parag Mahajan, Marco Martinez del Angel, and Lucas Zavala for excellent research assistance. We are grateful to the staff of the Centro de Estudios Fiscales and the Departamento de Control of the Ecuadorian Tax Authority for outstanding collaboration and to the Harvard Weatherhead Center, Harvard Taubman Center, and Harvard Business School for research support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Paul Carrillo ----

I, Paul Carrillo, have visited and taught short courses at SRI for nominal compensation. I do not see any conflicts of interest but am happy to disclose in accordance with NBER policy.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Monica Singhal ----

This project was conducted in collaboration with the Ecuadorian tax authority (SRI) but they did not have the right to approve results in the paper and we had complete academic freedom. One of the authors, Paul Carrillo, has visited and taught short courses at SRI for nominal compensation.

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