International tax abitrage via corporate income splitting
AbstractIf capital for corporate finance was available from a common global pool and at zero transaction cost, then does after-tax arbitrage require harmonisation of income tax rates across jurisdictions? This paper shows that the answer is in the negative. When a corporation has the choice in deciding the fraction of income that it distributes as dividends with the remainder held for future capitalisation, then such choice brings about arbitrage in after-tax rates of return to investors facing a common pre-tax return but different rates of income taxes. Policy implications are drawn from this result.
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- Satish Chand, 2002. "International tax arbitrage via corporate income splitting," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(2), pages 111-115.
- H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
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