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Corporate Tax Evasion in a Globalized Enivronment

Diplomarbeit 2006 248 Seiten

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Zusammenfassung

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract:
There are only few results of empirical research about corporate tax evasion and avoidance in comparison to individual tax evasion. One reason is a lack of exact data. Moreover, due to the nature of tax non-compliance it is not easy to calculate its volume. There is set of empirical questions on which we can make progress, such as the determinants of corporate evasion, for example the impact of penalties on corporate tax directors in large enterprises or the size of a company and the owner structure. It is material for policymakers to know which characteristic of enterprises let us assume that a firm evades more or less and which circumstances enhance corporate tax evasion.
We suggest that the developments in a more globalized world may change incentives for non-compliance of enterprises and change the options to evade taxes, in particular for import or export firms. The growing importance of transfer prices for tax directors of multinational enterprises may emphasize this assumption. But not only large multinational enterprises have options to evade taxes. Also smaller companies controlled by private owners can misstate import and export invoices in order to shift profits into low-tax countries or tax haven countries or build up capital in the informal economy.
We analyze the existing basic theory and provide a critical discussion to it. And we survey the existing empirical literature about corporate tax evasion. Furthermore, we present the results of a corporate tax survey in China and Germany. By this survey related to import and export firms of all size, evidence is provided that there are remarkable incentives to evade taxes by manipulation of commercial invoices.
We find that this type of tax evasion by importers and exporters is basically determined by the same effects as corporate tax compliance in general but there are in addition specific effects on compliance, such as effects by trading countries of the firms or by the supply chain. Finally, this paper presents various indications which imply the need of an international framework to analyze corporate tax compliance.


Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents:
Figures3
Tables4
ABSTRACT8
1.INTRODUCTION8
1.1DEFINITION CORPORATE TAX EVASION13
2.LITERATURE REVIEW OVER PREVIOUS STUDIES OF CORPORATE TAX NON-COMPLIANCE14
2.1THEORETICAL MODELS OF CORPORATE TAX EVASION14
2.1.1The TAG-model14
2.1.2Critical discussion of the TAG model18
2.1.3The TAG-model and […]

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Seiten
248
Erscheinungsform
Originalausgabe
Jahr
2006
ISBN (eBook)
9783956361869
ISBN (Buch)
9783836601566
Dateigröße
7.4 MB
Sprache
Englisch
Katalognummer
v225202
Institution / Hochschule
Universität Mannheim – Volkswirtschaftslehre
Note
1,3
Schlagworte
steuerrecht steuervermeidung verrechnungspreise globalisierung china

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