Does Lowering Dividend Tax Rates IncreaseDividends Repatriated? Evidence of Intrafirm Cross-Border Dividend Repatriation Policiesby German Multinational Enterprises
This paper explores the effect dividend taxes exert on dividends repatriated from foreign affiliates to their German parent companies. The empirical analysis based on firm-level data from the Microdatabase Direct Investment provided by the Deutsche Bundesbank first signals the validity of the original Lintner model for cross-border intrafirm dividend payments of German affiliates abroad. Second, results imply that high dividend taxes indeed have a statistically significant negative effect on dividends repatriated. Our calculations suggest that a one-percentage-point decrease in the dividend tax rate would increase dividends repatriated by about 3.75%. Evaluated at the mean of positive dividend payments, a semielasticity of -1.71 is derived.
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Volume (Year): 66 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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