Filoso, Valerio (2007): The Non-neutrality of Corporate Tax: An Entrepreneurial Perspective.
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While corporate taxation is a major issue in the debate over international finance, economic theory has no clear stance on who bears its burden. On balance, economists seem still more prone to accept that taxing profits does not affect corporations' outcomes. This paper makes three cases for non-neutrality. First, since corporate taxation is asymmetric between profit and loss, the tax rate may change the ranking of alternative investments. Secondly, the imperfect observability of the use of internal resources makes pure economic profits very difficult to detect. Thirdly, when the pervasive role of entrepreneurship is fully taken into account, corporate taxation appears clearly as a direct tax on market adjustments and as an indirect tax on wages.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||University of Naples "Federico II" - Department of Economic Theory and Applications|
|Original Title:||The Non-neutrality of Corporate Tax: An Entrepreneurial Perspective|
|Keywords:||Corporate Taxation; Entrepreneurship; Tax Incidence; Austrian Economics|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H22 - Incidence
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L26 - Entrepreneurship
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B25 - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary; Austrian
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H25 - Business Taxes and Subsidies
|Depositing User:||Valerio Filoso|
|Date Deposited:||21. Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 09:19|
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