Italy's ACE Tax and its Effect on a Firm's Leverage
AbstractThis article describes the new ACE-type system implemented in Italy since 2012. We have first shown that this system reduces but does not eliminate the financial distortion due to interest deductibility. Using a dataset of Italian companies, we analyzed the impact of this relief on Italian firm capital structure. Despite the permanence of a tax advantage and its gradual implementation, the ACE relief is estimated to reduce significantly leverage. By decreasing default risk it is also expected to reduce systemic risk.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 3869.
Date of creation: 2012
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ACE; business taxation; leverage;
Other versions of this item:
- Panteghini, Paolo & Parisi, Maria Laura & Pighetti, Francesca, 2012. "Italy's ACE tax and its effect on a firm's leverage," Economics Discussion Papers 2012-31, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
- H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
- H32 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Firm
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