In 1986, the U.S. government undertook a significant reform of its income tax system. One important change for U.S. multinational corporations is related to the allocation of interest expense. This work analyzes the impact of the new U.S. interest allocation rules on the investment and financial decisions of U.S. multinationals. We test the effect of these rules on financing behavior using data from a survey of multinationals assembled by Price Waterhouse for this project. We also calculate effective tax rates for investments at home and abroad, taking the interest allocation rules into account.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics
- interest allocation rules
- multinational corporations