Consider what you know about global tax strategies and capital budgeting (NPV) analysis. The current U.S. marginal corporate tax rate is 35%. This has provided an incentive to U.S.-based firms to create profit (therefore jobs) outside the United States (in low tax regimes) and leave it outside the United States.

Many in Congress are currently advocating a one-time, repatriation tax of 5% in order to create jobs. (i.e. any profits held outside the United States may be returned to United States and taxed at only 5%, rather than 35%. This would be a one-time event, the underlying tax law and rates would not be changed). Would the repatriation tax be likely – or unlikely – to have the desired effect of creating jobs in United States. Why or why not?