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Tax Havens: Investment Distortions and Policy Options

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  • David W. Conklin
  • Darroch (Rick) A. Robertson

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Differences in business income tax rates among nations create the opportunity for tax minimization by diverting capital through lower tax jurisdictions. Furthermore, the opportunity to use a tax haven alters the relative rates of return between domestic and foreign investment. Financing reporting is often not sufficient to inform existing or potential stakeholders about the use of tax havens, limiting their ability to evaluate the risk of share price fluctuations in response to changes in tax regimes. For Canada, both national and international policy action is warranted in the context of these increasingly important issues.

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  • David W. Conklin & Darroch (Rick) A. Robertson, 1999. "Tax Havens: Investment Distortions and Policy Options," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 25(3), pages 333-344, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:25:y:1999:i:3:p:333-344
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    1. Devereux, Michael P & Hubbard, R Glenn, 2003. "Taxing Multinationals," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 10(4), pages 469-487, August.
    2. Martin Feldstein & James R. Hines Jr. & R. Glenn Hubbard, 1995. "Taxing Multinational Corporations," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number feld95-1, January.
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    1. Lutz Preuss, 2012. "Responsibility in Paradise? The Adoption of CSR Tools by Companies Domiciled in Tax Havens," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 110(1), pages 1-14, September.

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