Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76531
Authors: 
Pethig, Rüdiger
Wagener, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 1011
Abstract: 
We analyse tax competition with corporate income taxes in a common market where tax revenues are allocated according to an apportionment formula. Generally, tax competition is sharper (i.e., equilibrium tax rates are lower) the more tax-elastic is the apportionment formula. This depends on the properties of production technologies. In particular: (i) With fixed labour input, tax competition is sharpest if apportionment is based on property-shares, followed by the sales- and payroll-shares. (ii) If capital and labour are endogenous and technologies are Cobb-Douglas, tax competition under the property- and the payroll-share rule is sharper than under the sales-share formula. Factor elasticities determine whether payroll- or property-share apportionment generates sharper tax competition.
Subjects: 
tax competition
formula apportionment
JEL: 
D21
D81
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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