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Measuring the Effective Levels of Company Taxation in the New Member States: A Quantitative Analysis

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  • Martin Finkenzeller

    () (University of Mannheim and Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW))

  • Christoph Spengel

    () (University of Giessen and Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW))

Abstract

This paper presents evidence on the effective levels of company taxation in the new member states. The focus is on a quantitative analysis of taxation of international mobile capital. In particular, it reveals the impact of taxation on the relative attractiveness of the acceding countries in isolation from other economic factors. The study relies on the measure of the effective average tax rate (EATR) derived from a forward-looking approach developed by Devereux and Griffith and recently applied by the European Commission.

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  • Martin Finkenzeller & Christoph Spengel, 2004. "Measuring the Effective Levels of Company Taxation in the New Member States: A Quantitative Analysis," Taxation Papers 7, Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, revised Dec 2004.
  • Handle: RePEc:tax:taxpap:0007
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    3. Leon Bettendorf & Albert van der Horst, 2006. "Documentation of CORTAX," CPB Memorandum 161, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
    4. Koenig, Pamina & MacGarvie, Megan, 2011. "Regulatory policy and the location of bio-pharmaceutical foreign direct investment in Europe," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(5), pages 950-965.
    5. Leon Bettendorf & Joeri Gorter & Albert van der Horst, 2006. "Who benefits from tax competition in the European Union?," CPB Document 125, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.

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    Keywords

    European Union; Corporate Taxation; European Enlargement; Effective Tax Burden; Location Decision;

    JEL classification:

    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • K34 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Tax Law
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics

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