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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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  6. Markus Leibrecht & Claudia Hochgatterer, 2012. "Tax Competition As A Cause Of Falling Corporate Income Tax Rates: A Survey Of Empirical Literature," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(4), pages 616-648, 09.

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