Distributional consequences of capital tax coordination

Zagler, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0863-7375 (2005) Distributional consequences of capital tax coordination. Discussion Papers SFB International Tax Coordination, 6. SFB International Tax Coordination, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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This paper has two ambitions. First, we review the economic literature on tax coordination. Second, we argue that the taxation of capital is not an issue of efficiency, but instead an issue of equity. In particular, capital tax coordination can alter the vertical distribution of income between the production factors capital and labour. Capital is in perfectly elastic supply in a small open economy. Therefore the tax incidence falls to the immobile factor, labour. By contrast, capital is in inelastic supply at the international level, and therefore the capital tax incidence falls completely on capital, without welfare losses of taxation. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Kapitalertragsteuer
Classification Codes: RVK QL 611
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Accounting and Auditing > Betriebswirtschaftliche Steuerlehre
Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Departments > Öffentliches Recht und Steuerrecht > Österr. und Internat. Steuerrecht
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2005 09:38
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 13:08
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/906


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