Ex-Post Equivalence under Capital Gains Taxation
AbstractIn this article, we analyze a state-contingent tax on capital gains. We start by focusing on Auerbach's (1991) retrospective capital gains tax device. Although this system is equivalent to an accrual method from an ex-ante perspective, it is not on an ex-post basis. As recognized by Auerbach, this causes a fairness problem. To overcome this limitation, we follow Zhu (1992) and design a state-contingent tax rule. As will be proven, state-contingent taxation can modify the risk profile of assets and also ensure ex-post equivalence.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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capital gains; risk and taxation.;
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