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Investment Decisions and Tax Revenues Under an Allowance for Corporate Equity

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  • Lammersen, Lothar

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In recent years, some European countries have relied on elements of an allow-ance for corporate equity (ACE) in the design of their tax systems. We analyse the effects of ACE-based taxation on rates of return and effective tax rates. In-vestment neutrality is lost if the imputed interest rate deviates from the market interest rate. With increasing profitability, the relative importance of the ACE compared with the statutory tax rate decreases. This might induce disadvantages for countries that compete for profitable, multinational companies. Revenue ef-fects indicate that tax rates under an ACE-based tax system should not exceed those in competing countries by much.

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  • Lammersen, Lothar, 2002. "Investment Decisions and Tax Revenues Under an Allowance for Corporate Equity," ZEW Discussion Papers 02-47, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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    1. Doina Radulescu & Michael Stimmelmayr, "undated". "ACE Vs. CBIT: Which Is Better for Investment and Welfare?," EcoMod2006 272100072, EcoMod.
    2. Spengel, Christoph & Heckemeyer, Jost Henrich & Streif, Frank, 2016. "The effect of inflation and interest rates on forward-looking effective tax rates," ZEW Expertises, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research, volume 63, number 148154.
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    Keywords

    Allowance for Corporate Equity; Corporate Taxation; Effective Tax Rates; Tax Revenues;

    JEL classification:

    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies

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