taxation of foreign income

James R. Hines Jr.
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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Taxation of foreign income entails the taxation by one country of income that its residents earn in another country. While most countries exempt active foreign business income from taxation, several large capital exporters subject foreign income to taxation but permit taxpayers to claim credits for taxes paid to foreign governments. There is extensive empirical evidence that the taxation of foreign income influences the magnitude of foreign investment and the tax avoidance activities of investors. Neutral taxation of foreign income entails considerations not only of the volume and location of investment, but also the effects of taxation on capital ownership.
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Hines, James R., Jr. "taxation of foreign income." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 13 December 2017 <> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.1683

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