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Canada-U.S. Tax Comparisons

Canada-U.S. Tax Comparisons

by John B. Shoven
     
 

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In the increasingly global economy, domestic tax policies have taken on a new importance for international economics. This unique volume compares the tax reform experiences of Canada and the United States, two countries with the world's largest bilateral flow of trade and investment.

With the signing of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the tax reforms

Overview

In the increasingly global economy, domestic tax policies have taken on a new importance for international economics. This unique volume compares the tax reform experiences of Canada and the United States, two countries with the world's largest bilateral flow of trade and investment.

With the signing of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the tax reforms of the 1980s, there has been some harmonization of tax systems. But geographic, cultural, and political characteristics shape distinct national social policies that may impede harmonization. As the U.S. and Canadian economies become even more integrated, differences in tax systems will have important effects, in particular on the relative rates of economic growth.

In this timely study, scholars from both countries show that, while the United States and Canada exhibit similar corporate tax structures and income tax systems, they have very different approaches to sales tax and social security taxes. Despite these differences, the two countries generate roughly the same amounts of revenue, produce similar costs of capital, and produce comparable distributions of income.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The result of a project on comparative US-Canada tax policy executed as part of the program on US-Canada comparative social policy of the William H. Donner Foundation, New York. This volume contains 11 papers in which scholars from both countries explore and compare both features of and experiences with tax policy in the US and Canada, two countries with the world's largest bilateral flow of trade and investment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226754826
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
398
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

John B. Shoven is professor of economics at Stanford University. John Whalley is an academic research economist at the University of Western Ontario, where he is also director of the Centre for the Study of International Economic Relations.

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