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Profit shifting
Journal Article
Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa: Direct evidence using transaction data

This paper provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country...

Tax International taxation Profit shifting
Research Brief
Revenue losses from tax-motivated mispricing in South Africa

New research provides the first direct evidence of tax-motivated transfer mispricing in a developing country...

Tax International taxation Profit shifting
Blog
How multinationals continue to avoid paying hundreds of billions of dollars in tax: New research
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Tax havens have become a defining feature of the global financial system. Multinational companies can use various schemes to avoid paying taxes in countries where they make vast revenues...

corporate income tax Taxation Profit shifting
Research Brief
The impact of tax havens on South African revenue

The study uses a comparative analysis of foreign-owned firms operating in South Africa to show that firms with a parent registered in a tax haven tend to report 80% less in profits than similar firms without a parent in a tax haven...

Tax International taxation Profit shifting
Journal Article
Estimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

Foreign Direct Investment corporate income tax tax avoidance
Journal Article
Estimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment

Governments’ revenues are lower when multinational enterprises avoid paying corporate income tax by shifting their profits to tax havens...

Foreign Direct Investment corporate income tax tax avoidance
In the media
© benjamin-child-unsplash SA-TIED research on profit shifting gets national attention in South Africa Profit shifting corporate income tax Multinational firms
In the media
SA-TIED researcher interviewed on tax haven research

SA-TIED researcher, Ludvig Wier, has featured in multiple South African news outlets explaining new research findings from the programme. Wier was invited to speak to anchors from South Africa’s national news channels, SABC and eNCA . He was...

Profit shifting Multinational firms South Africa
Working Paper
Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa: Direct evidence using transaction data

This paper provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country...

Tax International taxation Profit shifting
Working Paper
Big and ‘unprofitable’: How 10 per cent of multinational firms do 98 per cent of profit shifting

Globally, the largest 0.001 per cent of firms earn roughly one-third of all corporate profits. Nonetheless, there is little understanding of how profit shifting differs across firm size...

Tax International taxation Profit shifting
Working Paper
Do multinational companies shift profits out of developing countries?: How data availability may hide the evidence

This study aims at providing causal evidence for tax-motivated profit-shifting out of developing countries, which, while often claimed to be the most affected, have been largely neglected in the literature...

tax avoidance Profit shifting Developing countries
Journal Article
Global Distribution of Revenue Loss from Corporate Tax Avoidance: Re-estimation and Country Results

Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development

corporate income tax International taxation tax avoidance
Working Paper
Estimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment

Governments’ revenues are lower when multinational enterprises avoid paying corporate income tax by shifting their profits to tax havens...

Foreign Direct Investment corporate income tax tax avoidance
In the media
Study on global tax avoidance garners worldwide attention

A new WIDER Working Paper has brought attention around the world to government revenue loss from tax avoidance. The study finds that, globally, low- and lower middle-income countries are hit the hardest; in terms of regions, losses are most intense...

Tax evasion Profit shifting
Working Paper
An evaluation of interest deduction limitations to counter base erosion in South Africa

This paper aims to describe funding structures of companies liable for tax in South Africa and how this relates to other characteristics, including ownership, of the companies...

Interest Profit shifting South Africa
Working Paper
Estimating profit shifting in South Africa using firm-level tax returns

Using the universe of South African corporate tax returns for 2009–14, we estimate profit- and debt-shifting responses in South Africa...

Developing countries International taxation Multinational firms
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