International Taxation in a Nutshell


Author: Richard L. Doernberg

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314194244

Category: Law

Page: 548

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Offers a concise exposition of the United States tax laws involved in international business and investment transactions.

Federal Estate and Gift Taxation in a Nutshell


Author: John K. McNulty

Publisher: N.A


Category: Generation-skipping transfer tax

Page: 486

View: 1814

Wealth Transfer Taxation; Constitutionality; The Federal Estate Tax, Gift Tax and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Outlined; Unification of Transfer Taxes; Gratuitous Transfers; Transfers During Life; Donative Intent; Consideration; Property; Transfer; Inclusion in the Gross Estate; Alternative Valuation Date; Liability for Tax; Incomplete Transfers; Transfers in Contemplation of Death; Retained Interests or Powers; Revocable Transfers; Special Valuation Rules and "Estate Freezes; " Jointly-Owned Property; Community Property; Property Settlements; Life Insurance; Annuities; Employee Death Benefits; Powers of Appointment; Inclusion; Valuation; Exemptions; Exclusions; Future Interests; Deductions (Charitable, etc.); Marital Deduction; Split Gifts; Unified Credit; International; Estate Planning; Reforms and Fundamental Alternatives.

Studies in International Taxation


Author: Alberto Giovannini,R. Glenn Hubbard,Joel Slemrod

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226297033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 7941

As a united global economy evolves, economists and policymakers are forced to consider whether the current system of taxing income is inconsistent with the trend toward liberalized world financial flows and increased international competition. To help assess existing tax policies and incentives, this volume presents new research on how taxes affect the investment and financing decisions of multinationals today. The contributors examine the effects of taxation on decisions about international financial management, business investment, and international income shifting. They consider the influence of tax rules on dividend policy decisions within multinationals; the extent to which tax incentives affect the level and location of research and development across countries; and the fact that foreign-controlled companies operating in the United States pay lower taxes than do domestically controlled companies. The contributors to this volume are Rosanne Altshuler, Alan J. Auerbach, Neil Bruce, Timothy Goodspeed, Roger H. Gordon, Harry Grubert, Bronwyn H. Hall, David Harris, Kevin Hassett, James R. Hines Jr., Roy D. Hogg, Joosung Jun, Jeffrey K. Mackie-Mason, Jack M. Mintz, Randall Morck, John Mutti, T. Scott Newlon, James M. Poterba, Joel Slemrod, Deborah Swenson, G. Peter Wilson, and Bernard Yeung.

Comparative Tax Law


Author: Victor Thuronyi,Kim Brooks

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 904116720X

Category: Law

Page: 362

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Although the details of tax law are literally endless—differing not only from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but also from day-to-day—structures and patterns exist across tax systems that can be understood with relative ease. This book, now in an updated new edition, focuses on these essential patterns. It provides an immensely useful introduction to the core common knowledge that any well-informed tax lawyer or policy maker should have about comparative tax law in our times. The busy reader will welcome the compact nature of this work, which is shorter than the first edition and can be read in a weekend if one skips footnotes. The authors elucidate the commonalities and differences across countries in areas including (much of the detail new to the second edition): • general anti-avoidance rules; • court decisions striking down tax laws as violating constitutional rules against retroactivity, unequal treatment of equals, confiscation, and undue vagueness; • statutory interpretation; • inflation adjustment rules and the allowance for corporate equity; • value added tax systems; • concepts such as “tax”, “capital gain”, “tax avoidance”, and “partnership”; • corporate-shareholder tax systems; • the relationship between tax and financial accounting; • taxation of investment income; • tax authorities’ ability to obtain and process information about taxpayers; and • systems of appeals from tax assessments. The information and analysis pull together valuable material which is scattered over a disparate literature, much of it not available in English. Especially considering the dynamic nature of tax law, whose rate of change exceeds that of any other field of law, the authors’ clear identification of the underlying patterns and fundamental structures that all tax systems have in common—as well as where the differences lie—guides the reader and offers resources for further research.

International Tax Policy

Between Competition and Cooperation


Author: Tsilly Dagan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108548261

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 5762

Bringing a unique voice to international taxation, this book argues against the conventional support of multilateral co-operation in favour of structured competition as a way to promote both justice and efficiency in international tax policy. Tsilly Dagan analyses international taxation as a decentralised market, where governments have increasingly become strategic actors. While many of the challenges of the current international tax regime derive from this decentralised competitive structure, Dagan argues that curtailing competition through centralisation is not necessarily the answer. Conversely, competition - if properly calibrated and notwithstanding its dubious reputation - is conducive, rather than detrimental, to both efficiency and global justice. International Tax Policy begins with the basic normative goals of income taxation, explaining how competition transforms them and analysing the strategic game states play on the bilateral and multilateral level. It then considers the costs and benefits of co-operation and competition in terms of efficiency and justice.

Tax Planning with Holding Companies - Repatriation of US Profits from Europe

Concepts, Strategies, Structures


Author: Rolf Eicke

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041127941

Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 9259

The book deals with tax planning with holding companies located in Europe, Asia of the Caribbean. It analyses the problem of repatriating U.S. profits from Europe, going far beyond the routing of income via different companies. Instead, the approach includes an analysis of the interdependencies between international tax competition, holding company regimes, and tax planning concepts in order to establish a basis for tax planning measures regardless of the fast changing legal environment for holding companies in the different countries.

Advanced Introduction to International Tax Law


Author: Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781952329

Category: Law

Page: 136

View: 6516

Advanced Introduction to International Tax Law provides a concise yet wide-ranging overview of the key issues surrounding taxation and international law from a world authority on international tax. Systems of taxation deviate between jurisdictio