Taxing Risky Investment

Devereux, Michael (2009) Taxing Risky Investment. Centre for Business Taxation WP 09/19.

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Abstract

This paper re-examines the impact of consumption and capital income taxes on (a) the incentive to undertake risky investment and (b) the revenue generated from such taxes. It challenges a well-known claim in the literature that a capital income tax with full loss offset can leave incentives to invest "basically unaffected" because the tax liability is offset by a reduction in the post-tax risk of the investment. Instead, it argues that such a tax would have a significantly negative impact on the incentive to invest.

Item Type: Other Working Paper
Keywords: income tax; investments
Centre: Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation > CBT Working Papers
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 15:36
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 02:18
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/3291

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