The Routledge Companion to Tax Avoidance Research

Edited by Nigar Hashimzade, Yuliya Epifantseva

This collection provides a comprehensive guide to students and academics on the subjects of tax avoidance from an interdisciplinary perspective, exploring the areas of accounting, law, economics, psychology, and sociology. It covers global as well as regional issues, presents a discussion of legality, morality, and psychology of tax avoidance, and provides guidance on measurement of economic effect of tax avoidance activities. With a truly international selection of authors from the UK, USA, Canada, Australasia, South America, Middle East, and continental Europe with well-known experts and rising stars of the field, the contributors cover the entire terrain of this important topic.

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  1. Introduction (Yuliya Epifantseva and Nigar Hashimzade)

Part A. Tax Avoidance: Definition and Trends

  1. Historical and case law perspective on tax avoidance (Jane Frecknall-Hughes)
  2. Tax avoidance culture as legislative tax reduction engine (Henry Ordower)
  3. ‘A cloud of words’ or ‘trompe l’oeil’: The doctrine of sham and tax avoidance (Miranda Stewart)

Part B. General Anti-Avoidance Rules

  1. General Anti-Avoidance Rules and the rule of law (Rebecca Prebble and John Prebble)
  2. The role and meaning of “purpose” in statutory GAARs (Graeme Cooper)
  3. General Anti-Avoidance Rules in Canada: history, scheme, source, and enforcement (Vokhid Urinov)
  4. Formulating a General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) in tax legislation: insights and recommendations (Reuven S. Avi-Yonah and Amir Pichhadze)

Part C. Regional and Global Perspectives in Tax Avoidance

  1. Text, intent and taxation in the United States, the United Kingdom and France (Steven A. Dean, Lawrence Solan, and Lukasz Stankiewicz)
  2. Tax avoidance in Japan (Tadao Okamura and Takako Sakai)
  3. The containment of corporate tax avoidance in Italy (Giulio Allevato and Carlo Garbarino)
  4. Tax avoidance issues in Turkey (Leyla Ateş)
  5. Tax avoidance: The Indian perspective (Tarun Jain)
  6. Securing tax compliance with collaboration: the case of Cooperative Compliance in Denmark (Karen Boll)
  7. Corporate tax evasion and avoidance in developing countries (Bodo Knoll, Nadine Riedel, Farzaneh Shamsfakhr, and Kristina Strohmaier)
  8. 1 Trade misinvoicing (Volker Nitsch)
  9. Tax avoidance and Global Wealth Chains (Leonard Seabrooke and Duncan Wigan)
  10. Arrested development in Africa’s Global Wealth Chains: accountability and hierarchy in the offshore world (Attiya Waris and Leonard Seabrooke)

Part D. Tax Avoidance in an Individual Decision

  1. Individual attitudes and social representations of taxation, tax avoidance, and tax evasion (Matthias Kasper, Jerome Olsen, Christoph Kogler, Jennifer Stark, and Erich Kirchler)
  2. Taxing high-income earners: tax avoidance and mobility (Alejandro Esteller-Moré, Amedeo Piolatto, and Matthew D. Rablen)
  3. Tax practitioners and tax avoidance: gaming through authorities, cultures, and markets (Elea Wurth and Valerie Braithwaite)
  4. Optimal income tax enforcement in the presence of tax avoidance (Duccio Gamannossi degl’Innocenti and Matthew D. Rablen)

Part E. Tax Avoidance and Society

  1. Tax avoidance and morality (Zoë Prebble and John Prebble)
  2. Ideology of tax avoidance (William B. Barker)
  3. Ethical issues in the use of tax intermediaries (Jane Frecknall-Hughes)
  4. Distinguishing tax avoidance and evasion (Allison Christians)
  5. Unacceptable tax behaviour and corporate responsibility (John Hasseldine and Gregory Morris)
  6. Tax avoidance, power, and politics (Lynne Oats and Gregory Morris)

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