Anglo-American Corporate Taxation: Tracing the Common Roots of Divergent Approaches

Anglo-American Corporate Taxation: Tracing the Common Roots of Divergent Approaches

by Steven A. Bank

Hardcover

$101.00
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Monday, October 22?   Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details

Overview

Anglo-American Corporate Taxation: Tracing the Common Roots of Divergent Approaches by Steven A. Bank

The UK and the USA have historically represented opposite ends of the spectrum in their approaches to taxing corporate income. Under the British approach, corporate and shareholder income taxes have been integrated under an imputation system, with tax paid at the corporate level imputed to shareholders through a full or partial credit against dividends received. Under the American approach, by contrast, corporate and shareholder income taxes have remained separate under what is called a 'classical' system in which shareholders receive little or no relief from a second layer of taxes on dividends. Steven A. Bank explores the evolution of the corporate income tax systems in each country during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to understand the common legal, economic, political and cultural forces that produced such divergent approaches and explains why convergence may be likely in the future as each country grapples with corporate taxation in an era of globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521887762
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/22/2011
Series: Cambridge Tax Law Series
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steven Bank is a professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, where he uses history and finance to explore the taxation of business entities in the United States and other countries.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. A brief history of Early Anglo-American corporate income taxation; Part I. Twentieth Century and the Divergence in Systems: 2. The United Kingdom; 3. The United States; Part II. Explaining the Divergence: 4. Profits; 5. Power; 6. Politics; Part III. Conclusion: 7. 1970s to present: a time of convergence?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews