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Ist Deutschland Hoch- oder Niedrigsteuerland? Der Versuch einer Synthese

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  • Johannes Becker
  • Clemens Fuest

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The debate about Germany as a high or low tax country is nourished by the fact that different concepts of measuring the effective tax burden of company profits arrive at contradictory results. Depending on the indicator used, the tax burden of firms is high or low in international comparison. We discuss the reasons for differences in results and propose an indicator which combines competing measurement concepts and can thus be understood as a synthesis of both. Copyright Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2006

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Article provided by Verein für Socialpolitik in its journal Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Volume (Year): 7 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
Pages: 35-42

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Handle: RePEc:bla:perwir:v:7:y:2006:i:1:p:35-42

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  1. Aarbu, Karl Ove & MacKie-Mason, Jeffrey K, 2003. "Explaining Underutilization of Tax Depreciation Deductions: Empirical Evidence from Norway," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 10(3), pages 229-57, May.
  2. Devereux, Michael P & Griffith, Rachel, 2003. "Evaluating Tax Policy for Location Decisions," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 10(2), pages 107-26, March.
  3. Johannes Becker & Clemens Fuest, 2004. "A Backward Looking Measure of the Effective Marginal Tax Burden on Investment," CESifo Working Paper Series 1342, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Mendoza, Enrique G. & Razin, Assaf & Tesar, Linda L., 1994. "Effective tax rates in macroeconomics: Cross-country estimates of tax rates on factor incomes and consumption," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 297-323, December.
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  1. Maik Dietrich & Dirk Kiesewetter & Sonja Moosmann, 2008. "Schwedische Direktinvestitionen in Deutschland und in Österreich - Eine empirische Untersuchung der,,gefühlten Steuerbelastung"," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 9(1), pages 62-82, 02.
  2. Johannes Becker & Clemens Fuest, 2006. "Observable Depreciation Deductions and the Effective Marginal Tax Burden on Investment," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 226(4), pages 346-360, July.
  3. Dreßler, Daniel, 2012. "The impact of corporate taxes on investment: An explanatory empirical analysis for interested practitioners," ZEW Discussion Papers 12-040, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  4. Johannes Becker & Clemens Fuest, 2007. "Steuerpolitische Perspektiven der Unternehmensteuerreform 2008," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 76(2), pages 39-48.
  5. Stefan Bach, 2013. "Has German Business Income Taxation Raised too Little Revenue over the Last Decades?," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1303, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  6. Gebhardt, Heinz & Siemers, Lars-H. R., 2011. "Die relative Steuerlast mittelständischer Kapitalgesellschaften
    [The relative tax burden of medium-sized corporations in Germany]
    ," MPRA Paper 28894, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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