The effectiveness of Reinvestment Allowance (RA) and Tax Attributes in stimulating the performance of incentivised firms: moderating effects of foreign directorship / Fairus Halizam A. Hamzah

A. Hamzah, Fairus Halizam (2019) The effectiveness of Reinvestment Allowance (RA) and Tax Attributes in stimulating the performance of incentivised firms: moderating effects of foreign directorship / Fairus Halizam A. Hamzah. In: ICAM2019 – International Conference on Accounting and Management. Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA Puncak Alam, Selangor, p. 41. ISBN 978-967-17038-0-9

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The debate on the implication of fiscal incentives is extensive. Nevertheless, whether tax incentives succeed in stimulating firm performance remains highly controversial and has received much attention from governments and policymakers. We aimed at providing evidence about the effect of RA and other tax attributes on firm performance. Secondly, we examined if firm directorship has a moderating effect on our regression estimation. To fully understand the effects of fiscal incentives, a systematic study is needed to link RA to not just business location, employment, economic implication development but also to the overarching issues of firm performance and growth. This research uses the Panel Least Square regression model to examine the interplay between RA and other tax attributes on firm-level performance measured by return on asset. Employing tax return data from 2007 to 2016 of corporate firms consistently claiming RA, this research affirms that RA has positively impacted the performance of incentivised firms in Malaysia. Besides RA, these incentivised firms also depend on other tax attributes such as lower effective tax rate, various tax benefits, the firm scale of operation as well as adequate tax audit monitoring. We also affirm that foreign directorship only moderates one of the tested explanatory variables used in this research, which is the effective tax rate (ETR). Overall, the evidence in this research-driven extensively by responses of the incentivised firms which addresses the issue of effective incentive utilisation and tax attributes. This research could be the first to contribute evidence on the systematic assessment of RA.

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Item Type: Book Section
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A. Hamzah, Fairus Halizam
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Darus, Faizah
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Ismail, Aida Maria
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Accountancy
Page Range: p. 41
Item ID: 43543
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reinvestment allowance; Tax incentive; Firm performance; Moderating effects; Tax returns
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43543

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