10/15/2018

U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts Likely to Hit Other Countries’ Bottom Lines

Last year’s corporate tax cut is reducing U.S. tax collections, as expected. But that change is likely to ripple far beyond the country’s borders in the years ahead, shrinking other countries’ tax revenue, according to a recent paper by economists at the International Monetary Fund.

The U.S. tax law will reduce what other countries collect from multinational corporations by 1.6% to 13.5%, according to the new estimates.

Companies will be more likely to put profits and real investment in the U.S. than they were before the U.S. lowered its corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, according to the paper. That will leave fewer corporate profits for other countries to tax.

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