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Taxation and the cash flow sensitivity of dividends

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  • Jacob, Marcus
  • Jacob, Martin
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    This paper investigates tax reasons for cross-sectional deviations from the general consensus in literature that a firm’s cash flow has a positive effect on dividend payout. We use a large multinational panel data set to show that the positive cash flow sensitivity of dividends is decreasing in dividend taxes.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 186-188

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:186-188

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    Keywords: Taxation; Dividends; Cash flow sensitivity;

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