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The Corporate Elasticity of Taxable Income: Event Study Evidence from Switzerland

Matthias Krapf () and David Staubli

No 8715, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo

Abstract: We estimate the corporate elasticity of taxable income. Our analysis draws on panel variation in the decentralized system of corporate taxation in Switzerland. We find that an increase in a jurisdiction's corporate net-of-tax rate by 1% results in an increase in aggregate corporate income by about 3.5% over a time span of 4 years. The elasticity is larger in remote, non-central locations. Firm entry, exit, and mobility only account for a small share of the overall elasticity.

Keywords: corporate income tax; tax elasticity; fiscal federalism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H21 H25 H32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-acc, nep-cfn, nep-pbe and nep-pub
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