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Cash Flow Taxes in an Open Economy

  • Bond, Stephen Roy
  • Devereux, Michael P.

Academic and policy debates generally consider levying tax on corporate profit on either a residence basis or on a source basis. We explore two alternatives, based on the location of consumption, rather than production – destination-based, as opposed to source-based or residence-based, taxes. We analyse the properties of these taxes, especially with respect to their impact on location decisions and domestic welfare.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 3401.

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Date of creation: May 2002
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:3401
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