Taxes and the Choice of Organizational Form by Entrepreneurs in Sweden
AbstractThis 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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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 26 Mar 2012
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Self-employment; Entrepreneurship; Taxation of closely-held businesses; Business organizational form;
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- G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
- G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ACC-2012-04-10 (Accounting & Auditing)
- NEP-ALL-2012-04-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENT-2012-04-10 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-EUR-2012-04-10 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-PBE-2012-04-10 (Public Economics)
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