Japan's Corporate Income Tax: Overview and Challenges

Thomas Dalsgaard
2008 IMF Working Papers  
This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and should not be attributed to the IMF, its Executive Board, or its management. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate. The structure of Japan's corporate income tax system is broadly in line with those of other G7 countries. However, relatively high marginal and
more » ... age effective tax rates prompt the question of whether adjustments should be considered to meet the objectives of promoting growth, investment and competitiveness in a revenue neutral manner. This paper discusses key issues and trade-off's related to changes in the corporate income tax system. It does not provide recommendations, but raises issues that could hopefully serve as useful inputs to the ongoing discussion and tax debate in Japan. JEL Classification Numbers: H25
doi:10.5089/9781451869323.001 fatcat:ancyi6au3neyvmxniutsl7vmeu