Arqus-Diskussionsbeiträge zur quantitativen Steuerlehre 44
In Germany, the tax loss carry-forward of corporations significantly increased over the last decade. At the same time only a small percentage of losses have been effectively offset. One potential reason for this puzzle is that stricter loss offset restrictions have been introduced in recent years. I use a newly developed micro simulation model for the German corporate sector to evaluate the fiscal effects of these restrictions. Additionally, distributional breakdowns are provided. I find that the restrictions on the use of tax loss carry-back are rather ineffective while the newly introduced minimum taxation considerably increases yearly tax revenue by 1.1 billion €.
micro simulation loss offset restrictions corporate taxation tax loss carryforward tax loss carry-back