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Foreign Tax Credit and the Current Account

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  • Yasushi Iwamoto
  • Akihisa Shibata

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This paper provides a general equilibrium analysis of the effects of a foreign tax credit (FTC) provision on current account dynamics of a small, open economy. Because of the asymmetric functioning of FTC, the rate of return on domestic capital is determined by the arbitrage of the marginal investor, the investor in the creditor country. Thus a change in the home country capital income tax rate causes different responses in long-run foreign asset holdings and the current account dynamics depending upon whether the country is a net creditor or debtor and upon whether the country has a higher tax rate than the foreign country or not. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

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  • Yasushi Iwamoto & Akihisa Shibata, 1999. "Foreign Tax Credit and the Current Account," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 6(2), pages 131-148, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:itaxpf:v:6:y:1999:i:2:p:131-148
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1008761113667
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    1. Koichi Futagami & Akihiko Kaneko & Yoshiyasu Ono & Akihisa Shibata, 2008. "International Asset Trade, Capital Income Taxation, and Specialization Patterns," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 10(5), pages 743-763, October.
    2. Yoshiyasu Ono & Akihisa Shibata, 2006. "Capital Income Taxation and Specialization Patterns: Investment Tax vs. Saving Tax," ISER Discussion Paper 0649, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
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