Japan's Corporate Income Tax - Overview and Challenges

 
Author/Editor: Dalsgaard, Thomas
 
Publication Date: March 01, 2008
 
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Summary: The structure of Japan's corporate income tax system is broadly in line with those of other G7 countries. However, relatively high marginal and average effective tax rates prompt the question of whether adjustments should be considered to meet the objectives of promoting growth, investment and competitiveness in a revenue neutral manner. This paper discusses key issues and trade-off's related to changes in the corporate income tax system. It does not provide recommendations, but raises issues that could hopefully serve as useful inputs to the ongoing discussion and tax debate in Japan.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 08/70
Subject(s): Corporate taxes | Japan | Tax rates | Income taxes

Author's Keyword(s): Corporate tax | effective tax rates | investment location
 
English
Publication Date: March 01, 2008
Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2008070 Pages: 20
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