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Tax Relief for Families in Europe, 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Most countries provide tax relief to families with children—typically through targeted tax breaks that lower income taxes. While all European OECD countries provide tax relief for families, its extent varies substantially across countries. One way to measure targeted tax relief for families is to compare the tax burdens on labor of a family

13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Thirteen states tax Social Security benefits, a matter of significant interest to retirees. Each of these states has its own approach to determining what share of benefits is subject to tax, though these provisions can be grouped together into a few broad categories. Today’s map illustrates these approaches. Thirty-seven states and D.C. either

Oklahoma Tax Bill Included in Budget Agreement

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Last Friday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) signed House Bills 2960, 2962, and 2963 into law as part of a budget agreement, bringing the legislature’s tax plans across the finish line. These bills will reduce the state’s corporate and individual income tax rates beginning in tax year 2022. House Bill 2960 reduces the

CBO Report on R&D and Tax Policy in the Pharmaceutical Industry

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The importance of research and development (R&D) spending by the pharmaceutical industry and its resulting innovations is clearer than ever as millions of people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19. In a new report, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analyzes federal policies that influence R&D spending in the pharmaceutical industry. The report highlights how

Two Important Issues that Must Be Resolved

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares After years of debate, leaders of more than 130 countries are quickly moving to reach an agreement on some fundamental changes to cross-border tax rules, possibly by the summer. These changes would require some multinational companies to pay more taxes in countries where they make their sales and adopt a global minimum tax.

Republican Study Committee Budget: Tax Policy Ideas

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares While much of the tax policy now under debate aims to increase the tax burden on businesses, several policies in the newly released Republican Study Committee (RSC) budget for Fiscal Year 2022 focus on reducing the tax code’s barriers to investment and saving. The RSC budget contains many possible tax reforms, but two

State & Local Property Tax Collections per Capita

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Property taxes are an important source of revenue for local and state governments. In fiscal year (FY) 2018 (the most recent year of data available), property taxes generated 31.1 percent of total U.S. state and local tax collections and 71.7 percent of local tax collections. Local governments rely heavily on property taxes to fund schools, roads, police

A Comparison of the Tax Burden on Labor in the OECD, 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Average wage earners in the OECD have their take-home pay lowered by two major taxes: individual income and payroll (both employee and employer side). Value-added (VAT) and sales taxes also place a tax burden on take-home pay used for consumption. Before accounting for VAT and sales tax, the average tax burden

GILTI by Country Is Not as Simple as it Seems

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares If policymakers wanted companies to pay a minimum level of tax regardless of where they earn profits around the world, what would be the best way to achieve that? One idea that has been proposed by the Biden administration and other governments has been a global minimum tax calculated for each country where
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