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U.S. tax policy and the overseas activities of U.S. multinational corporations: a quantitative assessment

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  • Goodspeed, Timothy
  • Frisch, Daniel

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We present 1984 data on U.S. multinationals, their foreign operations, and repatriations received from their controlled foreign corporations (CFCs), and explore the ramifications of the 1986 Tax Reform Act’s lowering of the corporate tax rate from 46 to 34 percent. We identify and quantify the effects on investment and financial decisions of U.S. multinationals that are attributed to the foreign tax credit and deferral. We find that the lowering of the rate has a large impact on excess credit positions, present evidence indicating that the composition of foreign source income has an important effect on such positions, find that the violation of capital export neutrality is likely to be widespread, and explore the impact of repealing deferral. The data relating to financial decisions shows mixed support for current theories.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39389.

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Date of creation: 24 Aug 1989
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Keywords: tax policy; multinationals; deferral; foreign tax credits; controlled foreign corporations; tax reform; 1986 Tax Reform Act;

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  1. Hartman, David G., 1985. "Tax policy and foreign direct investment," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 107-121, February.
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  1. Rosanne Altshuler & T. Scott Newlon & Joel Slemrod, 1993. "The Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on the Income Repatriation Patterns of U. S . Multinational Corporations," NBER Chapters, in: Studies in International Taxation, pages 77-116 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Rosanne Altshuler, 1995. "Do Repatriation Taxes Matter? Evidence from the Tax Returns of U.S. Multinationals," NBER Chapters, in: The Effects of Taxation on Multinational Corporations, pages 253-276 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Hines, J.R.J. & Hubbard, R.G., 1989. "Coming Home To America - Devidend Repatriations By U.S. Multinationals," Papers 146, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Public and International Affairs.
  4. James R. Hines, Jr., 1994. "No Place Like Home: Tax Incentives and the Location of R&D by American Multinationals," NBER Chapters, in: Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 8, pages 65-104 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Joel Slemrod, 1990. "The Impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on Foreign Direct Investment to and from the United States," NBER Working Papers 3234, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. Rosanne Altshuler & Jack Mintz, 1996. "U.S. Interest Allocation Rules: Effects and Policy," Departmental Working Papers 199410, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  7. Hines, James Jr., 1994. "Credit and deferral as international investment incentives," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(2), pages 323-347, October.

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