The Norwegian shareholder tax reconsidered
2012 (English)In: International Tax and Public Finance, ISSN 0927-5940, E-ISSN 1573-6970, Vol. 19, no 3, 424-441 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sorensen (Int. Tax Public Finance 12(6):777-801, 2005) gives an in-depth account of the new Norwegian Shareholder Tax, which allows the shareholders a deduction for an imputed risk-free rate of return. Sorensen's positive evaluation appears as reasonable for a closed economy where the deduction for the imputed return is capitalized into the market prices of corporate shares. We show that in a small open economy where no capitalization occurs, the Norwegian shareholder tax is likely to leave the distortions caused by the corporate income tax unaffected, and to add new distortions to shareholders' portfolio decisions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 19, no 3, 424-441 p.
Tax neutrality, Open economy, Shareholder taxation, Corporate-personal tax integration, Small firms
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175600DOI: 10.1007/s10797-011-9195-7ISI: 000304186600005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-175600DiVA: diva2:533192