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The Choice of Organizational Form by Closely-Held Firms in Sweden: Tax vs. Non-Tax Determinants

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  • Edmark, Karin

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    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics)

  • Gordon, Roger

    ()
    (UCSD)

Abstract

This paper makes use of individual data for 2004 to 2008 on owners of closely-held businesses in Sweden to estimate the role of both tax and non-tax determinants in the choice to be a closely-held corporation vs. a proprietorship. While lower-income individuals face relatively neutral incentives, higher income households face strong tax incentives to be corporate. The data suggest a strong response to these tax incentives. Many conventional non-tax determinants are confirmed in the data as well.

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Paper provided by Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in its series Working Papers with number 2012:15.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 28 Mar 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:entfor:2012_015

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Postal: Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Örebro University, SE-70182 ÖREBRO, Sweden
Web page: http://www.oru.se/Institutioner/Handelshogskolan-vid-Orebro-universitet/

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  1. Thomas �stebro & Pontus Braunerhjelm & Anders Broström, 2013. "Does academic entrepreneurship pay?," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 22(1), pages 281-311, February.

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