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Are corporate inversions worth it?

The U.S. Treasury Department recently issued guidelines aimed at curbing the practice of corporate inversions—where American companies shift their “tax mailboxes” overseas to pay a lower tax rate. While inversions yield a sizable and long-term tax benefit, this method rarely leads to long-term financial success, according to new research from University of Florida professor Luke Watson. The Treasury Department has enacted restrictions on inversions twice before since September 2014, but those new rules did little to limit the practice. The