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Dividend Taxation and the Cost of New Share Issues
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2016 (English)In: Finanzarchiv, ISSN 0015-2218, E-ISSN 1614-0974, Vol. 72, no 2, 158-174 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It has generally been accepted in earlier research that the dividend tax reduces the rate of return to investments financed by new issues of equity, and hence raises the cost of capital. Still, and virtually without discussion, the existing literature has come to widely diverging conclusions about the size of the tax distortion. We demonstrate that the extent to which shareholders can recover their original equity injections without being subject to tax is a key factor in determining the cost of new equity. Our analysis explains for the first time why the earlier literature has come to diverging conclusions about the size of the tax distortion.

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2016. Vol. 72, no 2, 158-174 p.
Keyword [en]
dividend taxation, return of original equity, cost of capital, nucleus theory
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Economics and Business
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-288540DOI: 10.1628/001522116X14617591044613ISI: 000380865000002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-288540DiVA: diva2:924245
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2016-09-15Bibliographically approved

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