Co-Ordination of Corporate Exit Taxation in the Internal Market and Beyond
First published in British Tax Review (BTR), 2014, Nr. 5, p. 574 - 604. © Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited and Erik Röder
34 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2014 Last revised: 17 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 12, 2014
Corporate exit taxation is an important obstacle to the deepening of economic integration within the internal market and beyond, as it distorts cross-border business activities of multinational enterprises and hinders cross-border business reorganisations. This article argues that the problems related to corporate exit taxation can only be addressed in a satisfactory way through co-ordination. It describes how a co-ordinated corporate exit taxation regime should be designed and how it could be implemented within the EU, in the context of a common corporate tax base or through a targeted harmonisation measure, as well as outside the EU in Double Taxation Conventions.
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