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Shifting the Burden of Taxation from the Corporate to the Personal Level and Getting the Corporate Tax Rate Down to 15 Percent

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  • Harry Grubert

    () (Office of Tax Analysis, The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC, USA)

  • Rosanne Altshuler

    () (Department of Economics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA)

Abstract

We consider three plans for shifting the tax on corporate income to the personal level to achieve a significant reduction in the corporate tax rate. One plan eliminates the corporate tax and taxes dividends and the annual change in the value of publicly traded financial assets at ordinary rates. The second integrates corporate and shareholder taxes. The third lowers the corporate tax rate to 15 percent and taxes dividends and capital gains as ordinary income. To prevent large reductions in capital gains realizations and dividend payouts, an interest charge on taxes deferred during the holding period would be imposed when an asset is sold. We conclude that the third alternative is more robust than the other two.

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  • Harry Grubert & Rosanne Altshuler, 2016. "Shifting the Burden of Taxation from the Corporate to the Personal Level and Getting the Corporate Tax Rate Down to 15 Percent," Departmental Working Papers 201606, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:201606
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    1. Cronin, Julie Anne & Lin, Emily Y. & Power, Laura & Cooper, Michael, 2013. "Distributing the Corporate Income Tax: Revised U.S. Treasury Methodology," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 66(1), pages 239-262, March.
    2. Rosanne Altshuler & Benjamin Harris & Eric Toder, 2011. "Capital Income Taxation and Progressivity in a Global Economy," Departmental Working Papers 201122, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Kimberly Clausing & Edward Kleinbard & Thornton Matheson, 2016. "U.S. Corporate Income Tax Reform and its Spillovers," IMF Working Papers 16/127, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Seth G. Benzell & Laurence J. Kotlikoff & Guillermo LaGarda, 2017. "Simulating Business Cash Flow Taxation: An Illustration Based on the “Better Way” Corporate Tax Reform," NBER Working Papers 23675, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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    Keywords

    tax reform; corporate income taxation; corporate tax integration;

    JEL classification:

    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • H32 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Firm

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