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A COST OF TAX PLANNING
REVIEW OF LAW AND ECONOMICS (2009)
  • Yoram Margalioth, Tel Aviv University
  • Eyal Sulganik
  • Rafael Eldor
  • Yoseph M Edrey, Prof., University of Haifa
Abstract
Tax planning is an area of growing interest and this paper is an attempt to contribute to the small formal literature on this topic. The paper analyzes the case of tax planning that manipulates the tax system to impose lower effective tax rates on gains than on losses, and proves that such tax planning may provide firms with an incentive to produce more than the social optimum. This inefficiency is different from the general inefficiency entailed by income taxation, captured by the conventional notion of excess burden. A low asymmetric tax may be more distortive than a high symmetric tax rate.
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Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Yoram Margalioth, Eyal Sulganik, Rafael Eldor and Yoseph M Edrey. "A COST OF TAX PLANNING" REVIEW OF LAW AND ECONOMICS Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yoseph_edrey/6/