Rethinking Treaty-Shopping: Lessons for the European Union
U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 10-002
32 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2010 Last revised: 9 Feb 2010
Date Written: January 4, 2010
In this paper, we reassess the traditional quasi-definitions of treaty-shopping in an attempt to delineate the contours of such practices. We examine the various theoretical arguments advanced to justify the campaign against treaty-shopping and we assess the extent to which these concerns are addressed by the OECD and the US Model.
We also consider the current trends in treaty-shopping and the anti-treaty-shopping policies under the OECD Model and the US Model. We focus on recent cases on beneficial ownership. Finally, we examine the possible implications of European Union law on the treaty-shopping debate.
Keywords: tax treaties, treaty shopping, limitation on benefits
JEL Classification: H25, H26
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