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Does Capital Bear The U.S. Corporate Tax After All? New Evidence From Corporate Tax Returns, Edward Fox Mar 2020

Does Capital Bear The U.S. Corporate Tax After All? New Evidence From Corporate Tax Returns, Edward Fox

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This article uses U.S. corporate tax return data to assess how government revenue would have changed if, over the period 1957–2013, corporations had been subject to a hypothetical corporate cash flow tax—that is, a tax allowing for the immediate deduction of investments in long-lived assets like equipment and structures—rather than the corporate tax regime actually in effect. Holding taxpayer behavior fixed, the data indicate actual corporate tax revenue over the most recent period (1995–2013) differed little from that under the hypothetical cash flow tax. This result has three important implications. First, capital owners appear to bear a large fraction of …


Evaluating Beps, Reuven Avi-Yonah, Haiyan Xu Aug 2017

Evaluating Beps, Reuven Avi-Yonah, Haiyan Xu

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This article evaluates the recently completed Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project of the G20 and OECD and offers some alternatives for reform.


Advising Venture & Early-Stage Client: Issues Confronting Early-Stage Companies, Carroll D. Hurst Nov 2014

Advising Venture & Early-Stage Client: Issues Confronting Early-Stage Companies, Carroll D. Hurst

William & Mary Annual Tax Conference

No abstract provided.


Advising Venture & Early-Stage Clients: Current Ear-To-The-Ground Assessment, Gary D. Leclair Nov 2014

Advising Venture & Early-Stage Clients: Current Ear-To-The-Ground Assessment, Gary D. Leclair

William & Mary Annual Tax Conference

No abstract provided.


Net Investment Income Tax Planning, Jeanne M. Sullivan Nov 2014

Net Investment Income Tax Planning, Jeanne M. Sullivan

William & Mary Annual Tax Conference

No abstract provided.


Tax Policy And The Efficiency Of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, Mihir A. Desai, C. Fritz Foley, James R. Hines Jr. Jan 2011

Tax Policy And The Efficiency Of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, Mihir A. Desai, C. Fritz Foley, James R. Hines Jr.

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Deferral of U.S. taxes on foreign source income is commonly characterized as a subsidy to foreign investment, as reflected in its inclusion among “tax expenditures” and occasional calls for its repeal. This paper analyzes the extent to which tax deferral and other policies inefficiently subsidize U.S. direct investment abroad. Investments are dynamically inefficient if they consistently generate less in returns to investors than they absorb in new investment funds. From 1982–2010, repatriated earnings from foreign affiliates exceeded net capital investments by $1.1 trillion in 2010 dollars, and from 1950–2010, repatriated earnings and net interest from foreign affiliates exceeded net equity …


Reconsidering The Taxation Of Foreign Income, James R. Hines Jr. Jan 2009

Reconsidering The Taxation Of Foreign Income, James R. Hines Jr.

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The purpose of this Article is to analyze the consequences of taxing active foreign business income,1 and in particular, to compare a regime in which a home country taxes foreign income to a regime in which it does not. In practice, countries typically do not adopt such extreme policy positions. For example, a country such as France, which largely exempts foreign business income from taxation, nevertheless taxes small pieces of foreign income;2 and a country such as the United States, which attempts to tax the foreign incomes of U.S. corporations, permits taxpayers to defer home country taxation in some circumstances, …


Tax Incentives For Investment: A Free Market Future Versus Our Pork Barrel Past, Jb Mccombs Jul 1989

Tax Incentives For Investment: A Free Market Future Versus Our Pork Barrel Past, Jb Mccombs

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Artists, Art Collectors And Income Tax, Alan L. Feld May 1980

Artists, Art Collectors And Income Tax, Alan L. Feld

Faculty Scholarship

The federal income tax law treats artists and art collectors differently. Similar transactions concerning artworks produce disparate income tax results, depending on whether they involve the artist or the collector. On balance, these results seem to favor the collector over the artist. But notwithstanding the dismay of some artists and their advocates, the differences in result flow, in the main, from the differences in the source of the taxpayer's investment in the work.

The collector buys the work with after-tax income. Any gain is properly treated as an investment return and is eligible for capital gain benefits.' The collector, however, …


Analysis Of Revenue Ruling 75-292: A Proposal To Allow The Combined Use Of Sections 1031 And 351 Without Destroying The Tax-Free Status Of Either Mar 1976

Analysis Of Revenue Ruling 75-292: A Proposal To Allow The Combined Use Of Sections 1031 And 351 Without Destroying The Tax-Free Status Of Either

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Excess Profits Taxation In 1941, Charles Victor Beck Jr., Jamille George Jamra, David L. Loeb Jun 1941

Excess Profits Taxation In 1941, Charles Victor Beck Jr., Jamille George Jamra, David L. Loeb

Michigan Law Review

The problems of business taxation are twofold: from the governmental standpoint, the problem is to obtain sufficient revenues at a minimum of cost and with the least resistance; from the business standpoint, the problem is to obtain lighter taxation where possible at a minimum of cost and with the greatest simplicity and uniformity. The excess profits tax has been devised by the economists of the several nations with the object of bolstering national taxing systems in extraordinary periods which demand abnormal revenues. With the advent of the excess profits tax, the desire for simplicity and low cost in taxation was …