Journal article

Design alternatives for an Australian allowance for corporate equity

J FREEBAIRN

Australian Tax Forum: a journal of taxation policy, law and reform | The Tax Institute | Published : 2016

Abstract

Alternative details of an allowance for corporate equity (ACE) tax to replace the corporate income tax in Australia are assessed in terms of comparative effects on market outcomes, government revenue, efficiency, equity and simplicity. At the corporate level, alternative measures of the equity capital base, the ACE deduction rate, the ACE tax rate and the treatment of losses are evaluated. In general, the unambiguous superiority of one alternative cannot be established. Also discussed are the status quo versus alternative complementary changes to current arrangements for the taxation of capital income of resident savings, withholding taxes on non-resident returns, and asset taxes. Again, a r..

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