Effects of the Introduction of Family Bonus and Supplementary Child Benefit, the New Tax Relief for Families in Austria. A Microsimulation Study
WIFO Bulletin, 2018, 23(14), S.131-144
Mit finanzieller Unterstützung von: Jubiläumsfonds der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank
Online seit: 02.11.2018 0:00
This paper analyses the effects of the introduction of the tax relief for families family bonus (Familienbonus) and supplementary child benefit (Kindermehrbetrag) on household income in Austria, using the WIFO-Micromod microsimulation model that is based on the EU-SILC data. The average yearly (person-weighted) equivalised household income increases by 320 €, which corresponds to a relative increase of 1.4 percent. For the families concerned, the reform leads to an increase in the corresponding income by 733 € or 3.1 percent and to a reduction in the average yearly income tax burden by 1,556 €. The effects are most pronounced in the medium range of the household income distribution. The total personal income tax revenue decreases by 1.5 billion € per year.
Forschungsbereich:Arbeitsmarkt, Einkommen und soziale Sicherheit