Abstract

The Czech Republic and Slovakia, like other transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe, have given significant lip service to fiscal decentralization and engaged in public administration reforms. But the subnational governments of their public finance systems still lack relative autonomy, which could be addressed partly through developing independent revenue sources for their municipalities and regions. Currently, such independent revenue sources include the proceeds of a strictly nominal property tax as well as those of a small set of local user fees and taxes designed and approved by the central governments. Together they represent only about 5 percent of total municipal budget revenues.

Original Publication Citation

User Fees in Local Finance: Performance and Potential in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Eastern European Economics, vol. 46, no. 2 (March-April 28), pp. 5-27.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008-01-01

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/2813

Publisher

M.E. Sharpe

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Economics

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Economics Commons

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