The Impact of Average Effective Tax Rate on China's Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from 45 Countries
International Journal of Business and Economics Research
Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2019, Pages: 325-332
Received: Jul. 26, 2019; Accepted: Aug. 20, 2019; Published: Sep. 9, 2019
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Yue Wang, The School of Public Finance and Taxation, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
Gong Liang Tang, The School of Public Finance and Taxation, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
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Abstract
In the open economy, the government always regards improving the national competitiveness as an important strategic goal. The use of tax means is an important way of the application of national macroeconomic policies. How to effectively improve the competitiveness of the international tax system has become a matter of great concern to us. Based on the OECD average effective tax rate model, this paper uses the average effective tax rate as an indicator of the competitiveness of the international tax system to test its impact on China's FDI decision-making. It is found that the lower average effective tax rate of the host country is beneficial to the inflow of FDI. In the process of calculating the average effective tax rate, enterprise income tax is an important tax parameter affecting the marginal average tax rate. In order to improve the competitiveness of China's tax system, it is suggested to promote foreign investment and attract high-quality foreign direct investment. Consider the perfection of tax system from two perspectives of capital.
Keywords
International Tax Competitiveness, OFDI, Average Effective Tax Rate
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Yue Wang, Gong Liang Tang, The Impact of Average Effective Tax Rate on China's Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from 45 Countries, International Journal of Business and Economics Research. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2019, pp. 325-332. doi: 10.11648/j.ijber.20190805.20
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