Taxing Profit in a Global Economy
Författare:Devereux Michael P. , Auerbach Alan J. , Keen Michael , Oosterhuis Paul , Schön Wolfgang , Vella John
Titel:Taxing Profit in a Global Economy
Omfång:400 sid.
Förlag:Oxford University Press

Pris: 1295 SEK exkl. moms


This book undertakes a fundamental review of the existing international system of taxing business profit. It steps back from the current political debates on how to combat profit shifting and how taxing rights over the profits of the digitalized economy should be allocated. Instead, it starts from first principles to ask how we should evaluate a tax on business profit—and whether there is any good rationale for such a tax in the first place. It then goes on to evaluate the existing system and a number of alternatives that have been proposed. It argues that the existing system is fundamentally flawed, and that there is a need for radical reform. The key conclusion from the analysis is that there would be significant gains from a reform that moved the system towards taxing profit in the country in which a business made its sales to third parties. That conclusion informs two proposals that are put forward in detail and evaluated: the Residual Profit Allocation by Income (RPAI) and the Destination-based Cash Flow Tax (DBCFT).

The book is authored by group of economists and lawyers—the Oxford International Tax Group, chaired by Michael P. Devereux. It draws insights from both economics and law—including economic theory, empirical evidence on the impact of taxes, and an examination of practical issues of implementation—to assess the existing system and to consider fundamental reforms. This book will be useful to tax policy makers, tax professionals, academics, and anyone interested in tax policy.

- Written by a group of leading tax specialists across law and economics, addressing fundamental issues of principle and practice in the taxation of business profit and the allocation of taxing rights over such profit among countries

- Starts from first principles, examining the case for a tax on business profit in an international setting and the criteria by which to evaluate different options for such a tax

- Evaluates the existing regime and commonly discussed reform options

- Develops and evaluates two further reform options following the prescriptions derived from first principles

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Key issues in taxing profit

3. The current international tax system

4. Fundamental reform options

5. Basic choices in considering reform

6. Residual profit allocation by income

7. Destination-based cash flow taxation
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