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Transfer Pricing Policy and the Intensity of Tax Rate Competition

  • Johannes Becker

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    (Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law)

  • Clemens Fuest

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    (Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation)

This note provides a novel argument why countries may have incentives to allow for some profit shifting to low-tax jurisdictions. The reason is that a tightening of transfer pricing policies by high tax countries leads to more agressive tax rate competition by low tax countries.

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Paper provided by Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation in its series Working Papers with number 0930.

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  1. Slemrod, Joel & Wilson, John D., 2009. "Tax competition with parasitic tax havens," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(11-12), pages 1261-1270, December.
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  6. Bucovetsky, Sam & Haufler, Andreas, 2008. "Tax competition when firms choose their organizational form: Should tax loopholes for multinationals be closed," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 74(1), pages 188-201, January.
  7. Konrad, Kai A., 2009. "Non-binding minimum taxes may foster tax competition," Munich Reprints in Economics 22085, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  8. Haupt, Alexander & Peters, Wolfgang, 2005. "Restricting preferential tax regimes to avoid harmful tax competition," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(5), pages 493-507, September.
  9. Keen, Michael, 2001. "Preferential Regimes Can Make Tax Competition Less Harmful," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 54(n. 4), pages 757-62, December.
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