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Short-term and long-term government debt and nonresident interest withholding taxes

  • Eijffinger, Sylvester C. W.
  • Huizinga, Harry P.
  • Lemmen, Jan J. G.

This paper examines the incidence of nonresident interest withholding taxes in the international 3-month Treasury-bill market and the international 5-year government bond market.The approach is one of pooled cross-section, time-series regressions.We find that, in general, U.S. dollar yields on national Treasury-bills and pre-tax 5-year government bond yields fully reflect nonresident interest withholding taxes imposed on American or Japanese investors.Nonresident interest withholding taxes on short-term and long-term government debt thus do not appear to be borne by the international investor.

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Volume (Year): 68 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 309-334

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