Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171163
Authors: 
Fuest, Clemens
Peichl, Andreas
Siegloch, Sebastian
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ifo Working Paper No. 241
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the incidence of corporate taxes on wages using a 20-year panel of German municipalities exploiting 6,800 tax changes for identication. Using event study designs and differences-in-differences models, we find that workers bear about half of the total tax burden. Administrative linked employer-employee data allow us to estimate heterogeneous firm and worker effects. Our findings highlight the importace of labor market institutions and profit-shifting opportunities for the incidence of corporate taxes on wages. Moreover, we show that low-skilled, young and female employees bear a larger share of the tax burden. This has important distributive implications.
Subjects: 
business taxation
incidence
administrative data
local taxation
JEL: 
H20
H70
J30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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