Taxing financial transactions through central counterparties: IMF paper


An IMF paper published on Thursday says there are major advantages to collecting financial transactions taxes through exchanges or clearing houses.

John Brondolo, the paper's author, examines the administrative feasibility of introducing a financial transactions tax on a broad range of financial instruments, including exchange-traded, over-the-counter instruments and foreign exchange products.

The author finds that exchanges and clearing houses can reduce compliance and administrative costs by

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