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The Elasticity of Corporate Income: Panel Data Evidence from Switzerland

David Staubli

Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'économie from Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, Département d’économie

Abstract: I estimate the tax elasticity of corporate income. The analysis is based on panel variation o ered by decentralized corporate taxation in Switzerland. According to the baseline estimate, an increase in a municipality's corporate tax rate by 1% results in a decrease of aggregate corporate income (defined as the sum of corporate taxable incomes in that municipality) by about 0.43%. The elasticity is fairly stable across municipality types regarding population size, centrality of location, and average income. Furthermore, I find evidence that a significant part of the aggregate-level elasticity is attributable to firm mobility across jurisdictions.

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)
Pages: 69 pp.
Date: 2018-04
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