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Chapter 5: Tax competition

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  • Lars Calmfors
  • Giancarlo Corsetti
  • Michael P. Devereux
  • Seppo Honkapohja
  • Gilles Saint-Paul
  • Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Jan-Egbert Sturm
  • Xavier Vives

Abstract

This chapter analyses corporate taxation within the EU and asks whether the new EU states expose the old ones to unfair tax competition. Various policy approaches are discussed. The chapter recommends an increase in VAT and a reduction in labour income taxes as a way of "simulating" an efficient destination-based tax on corporate profits.

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  • Lars Calmfors & Giancarlo Corsetti & Michael P. Devereux & Seppo Honkapohja & Gilles Saint-Paul & Hans-Werner Sinn & Jan-Egbert Sturm & Xavier Vives, 2007. "Chapter 5: Tax competition," EEAG Report on the European Economy, CESifo Group Munich, vol. 0, pages 121-132, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:eeagre:v::y:2007:i::p:121-132
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    1. Devereux, Michael P. & Lockwood, Ben & Redoano, Michela, 2008. "Do countries compete over corporate tax rates?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(5-6), pages 1210-1235, June.
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