We investigate competition for FDI within a region when a foreign multinational firm can profitably exploit differences in statutory corporate tax rates by shifting taxable profits to lower-tax jurisdictions. In such a framework we show that targeted tax competition may lead to higher welfare for the region as a whole than lump-sum subsidies when the difference in statutory corporate tax rates and/or their average is high enough. Tax competition can also increase overall surplus by changing the firm�s investment decision when profit-shifting motivations induce the firm to locate in the (beforetax) least profitable country.
|Titolo:||Competition for FDI and profit shifting: On the effects of subsidies and tax breaks|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|