THE IMPLICATION OF TAX RATES ON CORPORATE CAPITAL INVESTMENT

  • Nor Shaipah Abdul Wahab Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia Malaysia
  • Norhani Aripin Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia Malaysia
  • Kamil Md Idris Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia Malaysia
  • Ayoib Che Ahmad Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia Malaysia

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship of tax rates and corporate capital investment behaviour. In addition, this study seeks toinvestigate the influence of tax rates reductions on capital investment. A total of 120 companies were selected as the sample. The findings demonstrated that there are significant negative associations between corporate tax rate and non-resident individual tax rate reduction with corporate capital investment. In addition, the results revealed the significant influence of market-to-book equity ratio and lagged investment on capital investment. With respect to industry classification, property and plantation industries are found to be significant and negatively associated with capital investment. This research would be useful to the authorities in determining the implication of tax rate reduction on capital investment, which in turn will reflect the overall economy. Keywords: Corporate tax rate, individual tax rate, capital investment, tax rates reductions
Published
Jun 26, 2007
How to Cite
ABDUL WAHAB, Nor Shaipah et al. THE IMPLICATION OF TAX RATES ON CORPORATE CAPITAL INVESTMENT. Management & Accounting Review (MAR), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 45-64, june 2007. ISSN 2550-1895. Available at: <http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/MAR/article/view/503>. Date accessed: 31 oct. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24191/mar.v6i1.503.