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Is there evidence of strategic corporate tax interaction among EU countries?

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  • Ruiz, Fernando
  • Gerard, Marcel

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In this paper we empirically investigate whether EU countries set their corporate tax interdependently and, at the same time, we examine which space may be relevant in the construction of this association. Our findings indicate the presence of tax interdependency among the EU-15 in statutory and effective corporate taxes based on the tax codes. Moreover, corporate taxes in the EU-15 seem to suffer from common external shocks.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10094.

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Keywords: Tax mimicking; tax competition; spatial panel;

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