Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Taxing Capital Income in the Nordic Countries: A Model for the European Union?

Contents:

Author Info

  • Sijbren Cnossen
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    High progressive tax rates on capital income induce tax arbitrage between income items and across borders. To reduce such tax arbitrage, the Nordic countries, most notable Finland and Norway, have introduced dual income taxes (DITs). Under the DIT, all capital income, including corporate profits, is taxed at a uniform, proportional rate. By contrast, labor income is taxed at higher, progressive rates. The DIT could serve as the model for taxing capital income in the member states of the European Union, particularly if agreement is reached on the comprehensive application of the source entitlement principle. This would move the DIT in the direction of the comprehensive business income tax (CBIT), proposed by U.S. Treasury. Under CBIT, all earnings on equity as well as debt are taxed at the company level and exempt at the level of the recipients. Wider adoption of the DIT would meet EU neutrality and subsidiarity requirements, as well as enhance the administrative reach of capital income taxes.

    Download Info

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal FinanzArchiv.

    Volume (Year): 56 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 18-50

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(199903)56:1_18:tciitn_2.0.tx_2-a

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.mohr.de/fa

    Order Information:
    Postal: Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. KG, P.O.Box 2040, 72010 Tübingen, Germany
    Email:

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Stefan Bach & Peter Haan & Ralf Maiterth & Caren Sureth, 2004. "Modelle für die Vermögensbesteuerung von natürlichen Personen und Kapitalgesellschaften: Konzepte, Aufkommen, wirtschaftliche Wirkungen ; Endbericht ; Forschungsprojekt im Auftrag der Bundestagsfra," DIW Berlin: Politikberatung kompakt, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, volume 1, number pbk1, July.
    2. Dirk Kiesewetter & Rainer Niemann, 2002. "Neutral and Equitable Taxation of Pensions as Capital Income," CESifo Working Paper Series 706, CESifo Group Munich.
    3. Paul van den Noord & Chistopher Heady, 2001. "Surveillance of Tax Policies: A Synthesis of Findings in Economic Surveys," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 303, OECD Publishing.
    4. Fidel Picos Sánchez & Alberto Gago Rodríguez, 2004. "El impuesto dual: argumentos teóricos e implicaciones de política fiscal," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 171(4), pages 103-130, december.
    5. Friedrich Breyer & Andreas Haufler, 2000. "Health Care Reform: Separating Insurance from Income Redistribution," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 7(4), pages 445-461, August.
    6. Bernd Genser & Andreas Reutter, 2007. "Moving Towards Dual Income Taxation in Europe," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0717, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    7. Christian Keuschnigg & Martin Dietz, 2007. "A growth oriented dual income tax," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 191-221, April.
    8. Alfred Boss, 2000. "Steuer- und Ausgabenpolitik in Deutschland," Kiel Working Papers 975, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
    9. Oeffner, Marc, 2005. "Die Duale Einkommensteuer des Sachverständigenrates in der Diskussion," W.E.P. - Würzburg Economic Papers 59, University of Würzburg, Chair for Monetary Policy and International Economics.
    10. Clemens Fuest & Alfons Weichenrieder, 2002. "Tax Competition and Profit Shifting: On the Relationship between Personal and Corporate Tax Rates," CESifo Working Paper Series 781, CESifo Group Munich.
    11. Bernd Genser, 2006. "The Dual Income Tax: Implementation and Experience in European Countries," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0625, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    12. Margit Schratzenstaller, 2004. "Towards Dual Income Taxes - a Country Comparative Perspective," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 2(3), pages 23-30, October.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(199903)56:1_18:tciitn_2.0.tx_2-a. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Wolpert).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.