The Leibniz ScienceCampus MannheimTaxation is a joint initiative of ZEW and the University of Mannheim. MannheimTaxation fosters high-quality research and serves as a platform for the scientific community and policy-makers to discuss and disseminate research results on the broad field of taxation. The guiding theme is the design of future tax policy in light of European and global integration, and new economic and societal challenges (such as globalization with internationally operating firms or digitalization).



Tax Race to the Bottom Harms Location Attractiveness of Western Europe

In a globalised and digitalised economy, the mobility of capital and labour is increasing. This promotes global tax competition: in the case of corporate income taxation, a race to the bottom can still be observed today. Contrary to this trend, the effective average tax burden of a highly qualified…

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Discussing New Regulations in International Corporate Tax

How can we ensure all players in economy, including multinationals, contribute to society in a fair way? How should taxation be handled in individual countries against the backdrop of international value chains and global markets? At this year’s MannheimTaxation Annual Conference many topics…

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EU Companies Suffer Losses in Stock Market Value After Announcement of Public Country-by-Country Reporting

European companies will be obliged to disclose their country-related profits and income taxes in the form of so-called country-by-country reporting in the future. A corresponding draft directive was approved today by the Parliament of the European Union. The aim of the directive is to detect and…

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Debt-Equity Bias Should Be Addressed on National Rather Than on EU Level

The economic crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the debt levels of corporations and reduced the level of investments. Companies can use both equity and debt capital to finance investments. From a tax perspective, interest payments on debt are generally deductible from the corporate…

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COVID-19 Tax Aids in Germany Lack Ambition

In Germany, the COVID-19-related tax relief measures taken so far are not ambitious enough to cushion the impact of the crisis. In their current form, they mainly relieve large companies, while small companies and start-ups hardly benefit at all. Further tax measures are therefore necessary to…

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It Is Essential to Counteract the Risk of Double Taxation

Support is growing for the introduction of a global minimum tax on corporate profits. This was clearly demonstrated at the recent meeting of the G7 finance ministers. The Federation of German Industries (BDI) took this as an opportunity to organise a panel discussion on “Global Minimum Tax –…

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