publication . Article . 2012

The relationship of corporate tax avoidance, cost of debt and institutional ownership: Evidence from Malaysia

Kholbadalov, Utkir;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Colegio de Economistas de A Coruña A Coruña
Abstract
The primary aims of this study are to identify whether there is any relationship between corporate tax avoidance and the cost of debt, and whether the level of institutional ownership moderates this relationship, with two hypotheses tests on sample of 110 listed firms in the main board of Bursa Malaysia during the year 2005 - 2009. This study supports prior papers with negative relationship between tax avoidance and the cost of debt, suggesting corporate tax avoidance activity can reduce the cost of debt of the firms. The significant and positive relation statistical result between corporate tax avoidance and the cost of debt indicates that tax - favored effect ...
Subjects
free text keywords: M41, G34, cost of debt, book-tax difference, institutional investors, ddc:330
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