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The Transition to a Cash Flow Income Tax

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  • Christian Keuschnigg

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The paper presents a one good two country computable general equilibrium model with overlapping generations to evaluate intertemporal and international effects from tax reform. Model treatment of household and firm behavior is firmly rooted in the microeconomic theory of intertemporal choice. The paper considers the effects from the implementation of a cash flow income tax which was shown to be neutral with respect to intertemporal decisions. The paper compares the effects in closed and open economies. In solving for transition paths to new intertemporal equilibria, I also discuss the generational welfare consequences of various arrangements that affect the transition paths.

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Article provided by Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES) in its journal Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): 127 (1991)
Issue (Month): II (June)
Pages: 113-140

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Handle: RePEc:ses:arsjes:1991-ii-2

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  1. Sinn, Hans-Werner, 1990. "Tax harmonization and tax competition in Europe," Munich Reprints in Economics 19846, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
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  1. A. Bovenberg, 1994. "Destination- and origin-based taxation under international capital mobility," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 1(3), pages 247-273, October.
  2. Christian Keuschnigg & Mirela Keuschnigg, 2010. "Transition Strategies in Fundamental Tax Reform," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2010 2010-10, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
  3. Bovenberg, A.L., 1993. "Investment-promoting policies in open economies: The importance of intergenerational and international distributional effects," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-152980, Tilburg University.
  4. David F. Bradford, 1995. "Consumption Taxes: Some Fundamental Transition Issues," NBER Working Papers 5290, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Hans Fehr, 2000. "From Destination- to Origin-Based Consumption Taxation: A Dynamic CGE Analysis," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 7(1), pages 43-61, February.
  6. Doina Maria Radulescu & Michael Stimmelmayr, 2006. "ACE vs. CBIT: Which is Better for Investment and Welfare?," CESifo Working Paper Series 1850, CESifo Group Munich.
  7. Bovenberg, A.L., 1992. "Residence- and source-based taxation of capital income in an overlapping generations model," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-152976, Tilburg University.
  8. Martin D. Dietz & Christian Keuschnigg, 2004. "Corporate Income Tax Reform in Switzerland," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 140(IV), pages 483-519, December.
  9. Fehr, Hans, 1999. "Welfare Effects of Dynamic Tax Reforms," Beiträge zur Finanzwissenschaft, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, edition 1, volume 5, number urn:isbn:9783161470165, July.
  10. Bovenberg, A. Lans & Heijdra, Ben J., 1998. "Environmental tax policy and intergenerational distribution," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(1), pages 1-24, January.
  11. Keuschnigg, Christian & Keuschnigg, Mirela, 2012. "Transition Strategies In Enacting Fundamental Tax Reform," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 65(2), pages 357-85, June.
  12. Ernst Fehr & Wolfgang Wiegard, 2001. "The Incidence of an Extended Ace Corporation Tax," CESifo Working Paper Series 484, CESifo Group Munich.

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