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Corporate tax consolidation and enhanced cooperation in the European Union

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  • Leon Bettendorf

    () (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)

  • Albert van der Horst

    () (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)

  • Ruud de Mooij

    (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)

  • Hendrik Vrijburg

    (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)

Abstract

This article assesses the economic implications of the introduction of consolidation with formula apportionment in the European Union under alternative enhanced cooperation agreements. We find that the consolidation is likely to yield a small aggregate welfare gain in Europe, but that not all countries benefit. A coalition of winning countries reduces the welfare gain and may induce a process of adverse selection that reduces the number of participating countries. We find that a coalition of similar countries (in terms of the size of their multinational sector) is more feasible in achieving agreement and is actually preferred by those countries over a European-wide reform.

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  • Leon Bettendorf & Albert van der Horst & Ruud de Mooij & Hendrik Vrijburg, 2009. "Corporate tax consolidation and enhanced cooperation in the European Union," CPB Discussion Paper 132, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
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    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies

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