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A review of earnings management in private firms in response to tax rate changes

strategy balancers as firms that use exceptional accounting items as earnings management tools. The prediction is that such firms are able to generate high book income and low tax income without affecting the association between financial and tax accounting. They find that these firms engage in less earnings management via standard accounting items than other firms in the event of a CTR cut. In a related paper, Lin et al . (2014) examine the private and public firm response to a CTR reduction from 33 percent to 25 percent in China. The results indicate that the

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Responsible Investment: Taxes and Paradoxes

indirect impact on how society can fulfill its tasks and obligations. Therefore, tax issues can be included on the social factors agenda as well. Furthermore, taxation is one of the most important tools in environmental protection as well. Although this link is very strong at the level of tax policy, it is harder to see that in ESG analyses taxes would have any particular role when assessing a company’s environmental responsibility. The current study attempts to clarify and understand the role played by corporate taxes in the context of SRI. First, while the

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Comparative studies of national law in the EU harmonized VAT

family, British law (and not Indian or Australian law) is the parent jurisdiction ( Zweigert and Kötz (1998) ). This idea of using legal families as a tool for comparative studies is based upon the assumption that the material of a comparison might be reduced by way of generalization ( Rainer (2010) ). Comparing all jurisdictions in the world would be impossible or at least very difficult. It would therefore simplify the working process of a comparative study if a few representative jurisdictions could be identified. The classification and division into legal

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The importance of staff to the efficiency of the tax agency

use the term as system thinking. The view of lean has developed and changed over the years and it can be difficult to know exactly what the concept stands for ( Innovationsrådet (2012) ). 9 Modig and Åhlström divide lean into three levels 1. Lean as a philosophy, culture and values etc. 2. Lean as a means of improvement, quality assurance system, production system etc., and 3. Lean as metods, tools, elimination of waste etc. See Modig, Niklas and Åhlström, Pär, Vad är Lean?. It could be described as a “travelling idea” ( Quist 2003 ). Lean can be

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Legal certainty in taxation at authorities and courts of law: a nordic view of specialization and unbiasedness

travaux préparatoires as a tool for the interpretation of Swedish law, until the 1990s, when it was followed by a more critical approach to contents that could be in conflict with unambiguous statutory wording ( Tjernberg (2003) ). In some cases, however, the Supreme Administrative Court has recently disregarded specific isolated wording in the legislation explicitly, in favor of a systematic interpretation that is closer to the spirit of the travaux préparatoires (see Rydin (2014) ; Tjernberg (2015) . In Finland, great emphasis is also placed on the principle of

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The Nordic model of taxation and its influence in North America: Image and Reality

. Nevertheless, the terms remain prominent in policy discourse, and indeed, the lumping of the Nordic countries together has become a powerful tool in marketing (some would say falsely marketing) the Nordic model outside the region. Readers un-comfortable with these terms should feel free to substitute “the so-called Nordic countries,” “Sweden and its neighbors,” or “the countries lying north of Germany, west of Russia, and somewhere northeast of Great Britain” at appropriate points in the text. 1 The Nordic Model and Its (Surprisingly) Persistent Appeal The concept of

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Tax Planning in Partner-owned Close Corporations

those touched by the law and those not touched by it. We also maintain that income tax has a symbolic importance, as it is imposed on all members of a society. Income tax legislation is a powerful tool to demonstrate initiatives in response to highly charged political questions. This article has shown that the incentive for taking initiatives that are visible to the public sometimes comes at the expense of the quality of laws and their supervision. In 2006, rules were introduced enabling lucrative income shifting using shares acquired on a naked-in–naked-out basis

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The taxpayer’s intentions: Subjective prerequisites in tax law

term close company is used in English in International tax law for small limited companies were the owners are usually active in the business.” The so-called threshold amount is a tool used to deem income from a close company either as earned or capital income. When calculating the threshold amount, the basis, according to Ch. 57, Sec. 12, is reduced with such contributions that were made for a purpose other than the permanent provision of capital to the company. When calculating the year’s threshold amount, it is beneficial for the shareholders if their

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The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS—Some Thoughts on Complexity and Uncertainty

governments with means for counteracting BEPS. After two years, the measures developed in the course of the work on BEPS were presented in the form of reports on each of the 15 actions, accompanied by an Explanatory Statement—the so-called Final BEPS Package. According to the OECD, the Final BEPS Package gives countries and economies the required tools to ensure that profits are taxed where economic activities generating profits are performed and where value is created, while simultaneously providing businesses with greater certainty by reducing disputes over the

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Taxation of Swedish Firm Owners: The Great Reversal from the 1970s to the 2010s

becomes possible to combine income equalization with high profits in the most dynamic firms. In Swedish:”... blir iédn om en ‘kapitalism utan kapitalister’ annars till det sammanhållande kittet mellan kollektivismen och marknadens dynamik. På detta sätt kan kapitalismen äreräddas - samtidigt som det inte finns plats för starka ägare eller kaptialister. Inkomstutjämning kan ske samtidigt som de mest dynamiska företagen tillåts göra stora vinster.” A key tool in reaching this goal was to design the tax system in a manner that fostered this development. The political

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