Measuring Taxes on Income from Capital

40 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2003

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Michael P. Devereux

Centre for Business Taxation, Oxford University; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); University of Oxford - Said Business School; University of Oxford - Said Business School

Date Written: June 2003

Abstract

This paper provides a conceptual review of how the impact of taxes on the incentive to invest in the corporate sector can be measured. The focus is on measures derived from economic theory. Two measures are derived - effective marginal and average tax rates - which reflect different forms of investment decisions. A number of extensions to the basic model are examined, including the role of personal taxes, the source of finance and risk. These measures are compared to empirical measures based on observed tax revenues or tax liabilities.

JEL Classification: H2, H3

Suggested Citation

Devereux, Michael P., Measuring Taxes on Income from Capital (June 2003). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 962. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=417346

Michael P. Devereux (Contact Author)

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Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

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