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Implementing tax coordination

  • Dhillon, Amrita
  • Perroni, Carlo
  • Scharf, Kimberley A.

This paper investigates whether tax competition can survive under tax coordination, when information is private or nonverifiable. WE focus on a two-jurisdiction model where capital can move across borders, and where jurisdictions have different public goods requirements, but are otherwise identical. In this setting, coordination may call for a second-best allocation supported by differentiated tax rates. If, however, information on jurisdictions' types is private or nonverifiable, such a second-best allocation may not be implementable.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Public Economics.

Volume (Year): 72 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 243-268

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Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:72:y:1999:i:2:p:243-268
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