This study examines how the operating cash flow net of cash from investing activities (CFINV) is correlated with the net income for a sample of 189 Italian listed firms from 2011 to 2015. Research findings revealed three main results. First, firms that have a positive amount of CFINV greater than the amount of net income are unprofitable and levered. Second, CFINV is positively affected by firm profitability, efficiency and leverage. Third, the corporate tax burden is positively affected by firm profitability and efficiency, but negatively influenced by leverage. A similar association between corporate tax burden and CFINV was also found. The relations we present aim to provide additional evidence for the debate about the use of a cash-flow tax base as an alternative solution to the traditional income tax base.

Rethinking the corporate tax base. Evidence of the relationships between cash flow and net income / Santosuosso, Pierluigi. - In: CORPORATE OWNERSHIP & CONTROL. - ISSN 1727-9232. - STAMPA. - 15:1(2017), pp. 100-107.

Rethinking the corporate tax base. Evidence of the relationships between cash flow and net income

SANTOSUOSSO, Pierluigi
2017

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This study examines how the operating cash flow net of cash from investing activities (CFINV) is correlated with the net income for a sample of 189 Italian listed firms from 2011 to 2015. Research findings revealed three main results. First, firms that have a positive amount of CFINV greater than the amount of net income are unprofitable and levered. Second, CFINV is positively affected by firm profitability, efficiency and leverage. Third, the corporate tax burden is positively affected by firm profitability and efficiency, but negatively influenced by leverage. A similar association between corporate tax burden and CFINV was also found. The relations we present aim to provide additional evidence for the debate about the use of a cash-flow tax base as an alternative solution to the traditional income tax base.
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