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The Dynamic Effects of Tax Law Asymmetries

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Under the laws of most countries, a distinction is made between gains and losses by businesses. Losses that must be "carried forward" are subjept to two penalties: a loss of interest, and expiration. Previous examinations have focused on the higher expected tax payments such a tax system without "full loss offset" imposes on risky projects. This paper presents a dynamic analysis of the impact of taxation on investment when gains and losses are treated asymmetrically. The results demonstrate how firm characteristics and the timing of taxes can influence behaviour.

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  • Alan J. Auerbach, 1986. "The Dynamic Effects of Tax Law Asymmetries," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 53(2), pages 205-225.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:restud:v:53:y:1986:i:2:p:205-225.
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