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Tax-Induced Earnings Management in Emerging Markets: Evidence from China
Journal of the American Taxation Association
  • Bingxuan Lin, University of Rhode Island
  • Rui Lu, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Ting Zhang, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2012
Abstract
China issued the New Enterprise Income Tax Law in 2007, which changed the corporate income tax rate from 33 percent to 25 percent and came into effect in 2008. Using the simulated marginal tax rate as an indicator of firms' earnings management incentives, and discretionary current accruals as a proxy for earnings management, we find significant tax-induced earnings management in 2007. However, the downward earnings management becomes less obvious for firms that have a greater percentage of shares owned by state-owned enterprises, have an audit committee on the board, and disclose certified internal control reports.
Inclusive pages
19-44
ISBN/ISSN
0198-9073
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Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
American Accounting Association
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Bingxuan Lin, Rui Lu and Ting Zhang. "Tax-Induced Earnings Management in Emerging Markets: Evidence from China" Journal of the American Taxation Association Vol. 34 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ting-zhang/8/