Tax Planning and Firm Value : Evidence from Malaysia

Mohd Waliuddin, Bin Mohd Razali and Siti Shahfina, Ghazali and Janifer, Lunyai and Yau, Josephine Tan Hwang (2018) Tax Planning and Firm Value : Evidence from Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 8 (11). pp. 210-222. ISSN 2222-6990

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The main objective of this study is to determine the impact of tax planning on firm value of firms listed in Bursa Malaysia. Tax planning proxies in this study are the Effective Tax Rate (ETR) and Book Tax Differences (BTDs). The 387 samples data were collected from the DataStream from period of 2014 to 2016. After controlling the firm size, leverage, asset tangibility, firm age and dividend, the regression results show that ETR has a significant and positive relationship with firm value while BTDs has insignificant negative relationship with firm value. Firm with less tax planning activities may signal investors that the firm is more transparent in publishing their financial information. Most of our control variables such as leverage, asset tangibility, firm age and dividend have negative relationship with firm value. This study suggests that ETR proxy is suitable to determine firm value rather than BTDs. For future research, this study can be expanded by using more sample size from a longer time frame of research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tax Planning, Firm Value, Effective Tax Rate, and Book Tax Differences, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Mohd Razali
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 01:46
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2021 08:15

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