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Japan’s Corporate Income Tax—Overview and Challenges, Thomas Dalsgaard

The structure of Japan's corporate income tax system is broadly in line with those of other G7 countries. However, relatively high marginal and average effective tax rates prompt the question of whether adjustments should be considered to meet the objectives of promoting growth, investment and competitiveness in a revenue neutral manner. This paper discusses key issues and trade-off's related to changes in the corporate income tax system. It does not provide recommendations, but raises issues that could hopefully serve as useful inputs to the ongoing discussion and tax debate in Japan
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Macro-Fiscal Background; III. Key Features of Japan's Corporate Tax; Figures; 1. Tax Structure in the G7 Countries, 2004; Boxes; 1. The 2007 Tax Measures for Business and Capital Income; IV. Diagnostics of the Corporate Income Tax; 2. Statutory Corporate Income Tax Rates in G7 Countries, 1990 and 2005; 2. Marginal and Average Effective Tax Rates; 3. Present Discounted Value of Depreciation Allowances in G7 Countries, 2005; 4. Average Effective Tax Rates (AETRs) in G7 Countries, 1979-2005; 5. Marginal Effective Tax Rates (METRs) in G7 Countries, 1979-2005
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non fiction
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