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Simulation of Indirect Taxes

The indirect tax simulator SInTax focusses on VAT and excises taxes. It performs a number of tasks:
  • Estimate Engel curves on local household budget surveys
  • Impute expenditures into another survey (e.g. EU-SILC)
  • Simulate tax reforms
The model, developed in Stata, can be used with different surveys, and is easily integrated with other simulation models.

The model is currently being extended to different European countries as part of a European Commission JRC project. It had previously been extended to Germany by Richard Ochmann of DIW Berlin.

A literal translation of the code was made to C# and integrated in the model EUROMOD. It is also made available for online use as part of the FLEMOSI project.

For more information about SInTax, consult the following [book chapter]

For more technical information, consult the following documents:
implementation for [Germany], [Belgium]