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Citizenship and tax

Citizenship and tax
Citizenship and tax
Since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, citizenship has defined the membership of an individual to a polity. Despite being a central pillar of national states and a supranational institution like the European Union, the importance of citizenship has progressively declined due to globalization and increased cross-border mobility. Indeed, citizenship has almost been abandoned as a connecting factor for establishing a state's tax jurisdiction. This article, however, argues that such a perception is partly misplaced. Far from being a relic of the past, citizenship still maintains relevance in today's international tax arena. Citizenship can serve, at times, either to extend or restrict a state's taxing rights over an individual's income. And yet, the use of citizenship for tax purposes is often instrumental and does not reflect the effective participation of an individual in a polity, which might ultimately suggest abandoning citizenship altogether as a relevant connecting factor in jurisdictional tax matters
Citation source
In: World tax journal. - Amsterdam. - Vol. 11 (2019), no. 2 ; p. 227-260
Beretta, G
Geographic coverage
Language note
  • citizenship
  • tie-breaker rule
  • nexus approach
  • allocation of taxing rights
  • anti-avoidance
Citizenship and tax

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