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Broadening the tax base of neutral business taxes

Martin Ruf

Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 117, issue 1, 81-83

Abstract: The Samuelson tax is a neutral business income tax on the normal return on capital only. I discuss two modifications of the Samuelson tax in order to include pure profits in its tax base, but still achieve neutral business taxation.

Keywords: Neutral taxation; Pure profit; Optimal taxation; Business taxation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H25 H21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.04.093

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