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Demystifying the Destination-Based Cash-Flow Tax

Alan J. Auerbach

NBER Working Paper No. 23881
Issued in September 2017
NBER Program(s):Public Economics

This paper describes the Destination-Based Cash-Flow Tax (DBCFT), as proposed in 2016 by Republicans in the US House of Representatives, and its potential economic effects. As a new approach and a major departure from the existing business tax system, the DBCFT and its motivation have been poorly understood by many in government, the business community, and the economics profession.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w23881

Published: Alan J. Auerbach, 2017. "Demystifying the Destination-Based Cash-Flow Tax," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, vol 2017(2), pages 409-432. citation courtesy of

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