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corporate tax reform

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Coming soon to a theater near you: The House embraces a one-year “tax extender” package. It would restore retroactively for 2014 tax breaks affecting all manner of taxpayers—from research-heavy corporations, multinationals, teachers, commuters, and green energy producers, to NASCAR race tracks
December 3, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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The GOP takes control of the Senate. It has secured a majority in the Senate but has far from working control in a chamber where 60 votes are needed to do almost anything. Utah’s Orrin Hatch will become the new chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is in line to head the
November 5, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Washington is going through another one of its periodic calls for business tax reform. But new research by my Tax Policy Center colleague Joe Rosenberg shows just how hard it is to separate business taxation from the individual tax code. And it should serve as a warning to those who think Congress
October 2, 2014Howard Gleckman
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Maybe the duck will walk again? Lawmakers are putting down their markers on anti-inversion legislation. Top Senate Democrats Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer have introduced a bill to curb “earnings-stripping” by multinational corporations—a practice where firms maximize U.S. tax deductions for
September 11, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Business Taxes: TaxVox
In a speech today at the Tax Policy Center, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the agency will decide “in the very very near future” how it will respond to the recent wave of tax-motivated corporate inversions. Lew strongly urged Congress to curb the practice on its own, but suggested Treasury might
September 8, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Corporate inversions have been the topic of the summer for tax wonks (beats jellyfish and beach traffic, I suppose), but the issue is a classic bit of Washington misdirection. Instead of focusing on the real disease—an increasingly dysfunctional corporate income tax—we are obsessing over a symptom—
August 26, 2014Howard Gleckman
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How do you catch a tax and pin it down? Can governments make corporations “ stay and listen to all they say ?” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in his Washington Post op-ed called on Congress to immediately stop corporations from lowering taxes by incorporating overseas. Former Treasury official Steve
July 29, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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The Highway Trust Fund is almost out of gas. Congress leaves for its month-long recess on Friday, but without legislative action the fund will run out in August. The Senate is expected to vote on the amended bill this week, though it needs 60 votes to pass. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had
July 28, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Two great tastes often taste great together. Chocolate and peanut butter. Oreos and milk. Popcorn and butter. Could the same be true of carbon taxes...
February 11, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This morning, a panel of veteran international tax experts tried to put the U.S. struggle to fix its corporate tax system in broader perspective. Unfortunately,...
May 19, 2011Howard Gleckman