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Jeri Seidman

The University of Texas at Austin
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February 2007Deferred Tax Positions and Incentives for Corporate Behavior Around Corporate Tax Changes
with James Poterba, Nirupama Rao: w12923
A firm's deferred tax position can influence how it is affected by a transition from one tax regime to another. We compile disaggregated deferred tax position data for a sample of large U.S. firms between 1993 and 2004 to explore how these positions might affect firm behavior before and after a pre-announced change in the statutory corporate tax rate. Our results suggest that the heterogeneous deferred tax positions of large U.S. corporations create substantial variation in the short-run effect of tax rate changes on reported earnings. Recognizing these divergent incentives is important for understanding the political economy of corporate tax reform.

Published: Poterba, James M., Nirupama S. Rao, and Jeri K. Seidman. "Deferred Tax Positions and Incentives for Corporate Behavior Around Corporate Tax Changes." National Tax Journal 64, 1 (March 2011): 27-57. citation courtesy of

 
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