Advance tax ruling

Definition:

A written statement sought by a taxpayer from the tax authorities about the tax implications of a transaction. It is often a precondition for closing the transaction because an adverse tax ruling may make the transaction (e.g. a merger) financially unviable.

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Laffer curve

A curve conjecturing that economic output will increase if marginal tax rates are cut. Named after economist Arthur Laffer.

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