The Report on the Technical Committee on Business Taxation (the Mintz Report)

Devereux, Michael (1998) The Report on the Technical Committee on Business Taxation (the Mintz Report). Canadian Tax Journal, 46 (6).


The Report of the Technical Committee on Business Taxation is the first comprehensive study of business taxation in Canada in many years and is arguably of a scope that compares favourably with the business tax volume of the Royal Commission on Taxation. In May 1998, at the meetings of the Canadian Public Economics Study Group, the report was discussed by a panel consisting of Michael P. Devereux, Roger Gordon, and John Helliwell. This article is an edited version of that discussion. The panelists considered a wide range of theoretical and practical issues concerning business taxation, matching the scope of the report itself, and their comments reflect both criticism of and praise for the report’s analyses and recommendations. Following the panelists’ presentations, there is a short question-and-answer section and then a concluding comment by Jack Mintz, chair of the committee.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Fiscal policy; Corporate taxes; Tax rates; Income shifting
Subject(s): Taxation
Centre: Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2012 11:26
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 12:53

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