Moving to Territoriality? Implications for the United States and the Rest of the World

Author/Editor:

Peter J. Mullins

Publication Date:

June 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper reviews the tax policy debate in the United States on the move of the corporation tax from its present worldwide basis to a territorial basis, and considers the implications for the United States and the rest of the world. It finds that there is no clear view on whether the move would significantly benefit the United States. Such a move, however, could have significant implications for the rest of the world in terms foreign direct investment (FDI) from the United States, the intensity of tax competition, and tax revenues.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/161

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451864212/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006161

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

29

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