The Australian Bank Levy : do shareholders pay?
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Since the global financial crisis, the tax treatment of banks has gained interest in academic and public policy arenas. In this paper, we investigate the stock price reaction of a small sample of commercial banks that were affected by the sudden introduction of a bank levy in Australia. The results of an event study analysis suggest that there is a significant decline in the returns of affected banks following the announcement of the bank levy. This suggests that the banks liable to pay the Australian bank levy lose a considerable percentage (5.2%) of their market capitalisation following its announcement.
Chronopoulos , D K , Sobiech , A L & Wilson , J O S 2019 , ' The Australian Bank Levy : do shareholders pay? ' , Finance Research Letters , vol. 28 , pp. 412-415 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2018.06.010
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