Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

A Tax Proposal to Smooth Business Cycles, Encourage Investment and Remove Biases Against Small Firms

Contents:

Author Info

  • Weiss, A.

Abstract

Proposal: Treat profits and losses symmetrically so that the taxing authority shares in losses in the same proportion as it shares in profits. Just as companies making profits pay a share of those profits in taxes, companies make losses would receive a subsidy or negative tax from the government that would be a similar share of the losses. This proposal will reduce the volatility of the business cycle, eliminate the tax biases against small firms and new ventures, reduce distortions caused by capital market imperfections, and encourage risk taking.

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

Paper provided by Boston University - Industry Studies Programme in its series Papers with number 87.

as in new window
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 1998
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:fth:bostin:87

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Boston University, Industry Studies Program; Department of Economics, 270 Bay Road, Boston, Massachusetts 02215.
Phone: 617-353-4389
Fax: 617-353-444
Email:
Web page: http://www.bu.edu/econ/isp/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: BUSINESS CYCLES ; INVESTMENTS;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

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

Citations

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:fth:bostin:87. 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 Krichel).

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.