The taxation of capital income

Alan J. Auerbach

This important contribution to tax analysis presents seven related theoretical essays that examine the effects of capital income taxation on the behavior of firms. It is divided into three sections, focusing on optimal tax design, firm financial policy, and inflation. Taken together, the essays demonstrate the powerful role taxes play in shaping the behavior of American corporations, and also provide insights into the difficult task of tax reform. Auerbach s results suggest policies the government might adopt to promote the optimal accumulation of capital. He examines the implications for capital taxation of discrepancies between nominal depreciation rates and real economic depreciation, and suggests appropriate rules of thumb for determining when capital taxation is neutral among alternative investment projects. He also makes important contributions to the debate over the integration of corporate and personal taxes on capital income and to the behavioral puzzle of why corporations pay dividends to their shareholders.

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  • * Preface * Introduction I. Optimal Capital Taxation and Investment Incentives * he Optimal Taxation of Heterogeneous Capital * Tax Neutrality and the Social Discount Rate * Efficient Design of Investment Incentives II. Taxation and Corporate Finance * Share Valuation and Corporate Equity Policy * Wealth Maximization and the Cost of Capital II. Inflation and the Firm * Inflation and the Tax Treatment of Firm Behavior * Inflation and the Choice of Asset Life * Index

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書名 The taxation of capital income
著作者等 Auerbach, Alan J.
シリーズ名 Harvard economic studies
出版元 Harvard University Press
刊行年月 c1983
ページ数 121 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0674868455
NCID BA00944361
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国