27 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2004
Date Written: January 2004
This essay analyzes the problem of corporate tax avoidance. It shows how the marginal efficiency cost of funds and optimal elasticity of taxable income measures can be used to analyze the problem and determine the proper scope of allowable tax planning. It then analyzes the optimal form of tax laws addressing shelters, such as whether the law should use more detailed rules or broad standards.
Keywords: taxation, tax planning, tax law, tax shelters
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Weisbach, David A., Corporate Tax Avoidance (January 2004). U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 202. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=487103 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.487103
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