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Title:Entrepreneurship and incorporation in the EU PDF Logo
Authors:de Mooij, Ruud A.
Nicodème, Gaëtan J.A.
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper 1883
Abstract:In Europe, declining corporate tax rates have come along with rising tax-to-GDP ratios. This paper explores to what extent income shifting from the personal to the corporate tax base can explain these diverging developments. We exploit a panel of European data on firm births and legal form of business to analyze income shifting via increased entrepreneurship and incorporation. The results suggest that lower corporate taxes exert an ambiguous effect on entrepreneurship. The effect on incorporation is significant and large. It implies that the revenue effects of lower corporate tax rates – possibly induced by tax competition
JEL:H25
M13
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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