Preferential tax regimes with asymmetric countries
AbstractCurrent policy initiatives taken by the EU and the OECD aim at abolishing preferential corporate tax regimes. This note extends Keen's (2001) analysis of symmetric capital tax competition under preferential (or discriminatory) and non-discriminatory tax regimes to allow for countries of different size. Even though size asymmetries imply a redistribution of tax revenue from the larger to the smaller country, a non-discrimination policy is found to have similar effects as in the symmetric model: it lowers the average rate of capital taxation and thus makes tax competition more aggressive in both the large and the small country.
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Date of creation: Oct 2006
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corporate taxation; preferential tax regimes;
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- Bucovetsky, Sam & Haufler, Andreas, 2007. "Preferential Tax Regimes with Asymmetric Countries," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 60(4), pages 789-95, December .
- Sam Bucovetsky & Andreas Haufler, 2006. "Preferential Tax Regimes with Asymmetric Countries," CESifo Working Paper Series 1846, CESifo Group Munich.
- H73 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Interjurisdictional Differentials and Their Effects
- H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
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- NEP-PBE-2006-10-07 (Public Economics)
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