Tax Policy Center

corporate taxes

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
While Congress has been obsessing about tax inversions, it turns out another—potentially more important--tax avoidance technique is getting increased attention from the business community: Spinning off tangible assets into Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). If these deals become widespread,
July 31, 2014Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In an extensive new analysis of House Ways & Means Committee Chair Dave Camp’s tax reform plan, my Tax Policy Center colleagues confirm his proposal would raise about the same amount of money over 10 years as current law and impose roughly the same tax burden across income groups as today's
July 8, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Thanks to a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency has to do something to control them. But the act is ill-suited to controlling a non-toxic global pollutant. The law requires the EPA to set separate emissions
May 28, 2014Adele C. Morris
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A carbon tax has great appeal. It could reduce the risk of climate change by building emissions costs into market prices, thus discouraging the use of carbon-based fuels. And it would make a lot of revenue available for a broad range of purposes including reducing other taxes, new spending, or
May 27, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Following the recent offer by U.S drugmaker Pfizer to acquire British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, congressional Democrats are proposing new limits on the ability of U.S.-based firms to establish foreign residence as a way to cut their U.S. corporate tax bill. Even before this latest flap, the
May 20, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Is it possible that U.S.-based multinationals are getting tired of waiting for Congress to enact corporate tax reform? Seeking cash for domestic acquisitions, some of the nation’s best-known firms are starting to bring back their foreign earnings. Some are finding ways to avoid paying tax at all on
May 15, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Egged on by business lobbyists, congressional tax writers seem increasingly interested in allowing firms to rapidly write off the cost of their capital investments. Especially in the House, lawmakers would allow small businesses to expense the full cost of their investments in the year they are
April 17, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Today I had the chance to testify before the House Small Business Committee on the many tax issues facing small business. Here are my opening remarks. You can find my full testimony here . America’s tax system is needlessly complex, economically harmful, and often unfair. Despite recent revenue
April 9, 2014Donald Marron
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
House Ways & Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) has a plan for what to do with scores of now-expired tax subsidies that are sitting...
March 25, 2014Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp has offered a detailed and thoughtful set of proposals on international tax reform, as did former Senate Finance...
March 10, 2014Eric Toder