Tax Policy Center


Business Taxes: TaxVox
Call it the perils of one-off corporate tax settlements. While the developed world is trying—with limited success-- to figure out how to tax multinational corporations, individual countries are making their own deals to collect back taxes with those firms. It is not a pretty sight. Last week, the
February 1, 2016Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
My husband and I started our family in 2005. We both worked full-time: He for a large multinational corporation, and I for a small nonprofit. My employer offered 12 weeks of unpaid family leave , even though it was too small to be covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Our family
October 7, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last week, the OECD proposed a major new initiative aimed at cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations. The 40-page report follows widespread international criticism of aggressive tax planning by high-profile U.S.-based firms such as Starbucks, Apple, and Google. The OECD report
July 23, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In another one of those bad ideas that never seem to go away, Congress may be about to grant a huge tax break to multinational companies that have stashed earnings in their foreign subsidiaries. A temporary tax holiday for firms that return those profits to the United States is the latest evidence
October 13, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In Washington, bad ideas never go away. Now two old tax breaks have resurfaced with the ostensible goal of creating jobs, despite plenty of evidence that neither actually works. One would create a payroll tax break (aimed at employers instead of workers this time). The other would grant a temporary
June 23, 2011Howard Gleckman