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Do high taxes lock-in capital gains? Evidence from a dual income tax system
Ratio Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
Department of Economics, Dalarna University, Borlänge; Swedish Retail Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
2010 (English)In: Public Choice, ISSN 0048-5829, E-ISSN 1573-7101, Vol. 145, no 1, 25-38 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to study whether investors' willingness to realize capital gains falls when the marginal tax rate on capital gains is raised. We use a rich register-based panel data set covering almost 8% of the Swedish population. The results indicate that a 10% increase in capital gains tax rate reduces the number of realizations of capital gains with 8.7% and the realized amount, given the decision to realize, with 1.9%. In addition, we find that wealthy individuals seem to respond more to changes in capital gains tax rates than less-wealthy.

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2010. Vol. 145, no 1, 25-38 p.
Keyword [en]
Capital gains realizations, Tax avoidance, Tax policy, Panel data
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10268DOI: 10.1007/s11127-009-9526-8ISI: 000281013700002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77955845437OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-10268DiVA: diva2:442555
Available from: 2011-09-21 Created: 2011-09-21 Last updated: 2016-07-05Bibliographically approved

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