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Kansas Tax Reform Passes: Outlier No More

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Legislators in Kansas have had enough of their state being a tax policy outlier. After three years of deliberations, more than two-thirds of members in both the Senate and the House enacted tax reform and relief legislation Monday over the veto of Gov. Laura Kelly (D). Senate Bill 50 puts the state on

25 Percent Corporate Income Tax Rate?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Some lawmakers have expressed concerns about President Biden’s proposal to raise the federal corporate income tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent, and instead suggest raising the rate to 25 percent. Including state corporate taxes, a 25 percent federal corporate income tax rate would result in a combined average top corporate tax

Options to Help Low-Income Households

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In our new book, Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0, we illustrate the economic, distributional, and revenue trade-offs of 70 tax changes, including several that would boost the incomes of poor households specifically. Below we evaluate some options that would provide the largest direct relief to low-income taxpayers but would have little

Corporate Income (Top Combined Integrated Tax Rate)

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Under President Biden’s tax plan, the United States would tax corporate income at the highest top rate in the industrialized world, averaging 65.1 percent. First, the federal corporate tax rate would rise to 28 percent, which together with an average of state corporate tax rates would result in a 32.4 percent combined top

SALT Cap Repeal | State and Local Tax Deduction

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As President Biden’s tax plans are considered in Congress, the future of the $10,000 cap for state and local tax deductions (SALT) is becoming an important part of the tax debate. Certain members of the House and Senate want the SALT deduction cap removed, which would benefit primarily higher earners—and result in a

Options to Raise Tax Revenue | Tax Policy Trade-offs

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As 17th century French finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert once said, “Taxation is the art of plucking the goose as to obtain the maximum number of feathers, with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” In Tax Foundation’s new book, Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0, we modeled 70 possible reforms to the U.S.

These States Will Pay You to Move. Does That Strategy Make Sense?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This year, state relocation incentives are striking closer to home. Once the near-exclusive domain of economic development offices seeking to attract employers and business investment, the incentives battle has taken a personal turn, with cities and states increasingly offering incentives to individuals, not just companies, as the opportunity for many people to work

Biden’s First 100 Days: Taxes & Tax Policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In his first 100 days as president, Joe Biden has proposed more than a dozen significant changes to the U.S. tax code that would raise upwards of $3 trillion in revenue and reduce incentives to invest, save, and work in the United States. While proposing ways to pay for new spending and for

Kansas Tax Reform Bill: Lawmakers Consider Veto Override

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Kansas legislature will reconvene next week for its 2021 veto session, when legislators will reconsider bills that were vetoed by the governor. One such bill that has a second chance of being enacted, Senate Bill 50, would enhance Kansas’ economic competitiveness by improving the state’s corporate, individual, and sales tax structure while

a 61% Tax on Wealth? Tax Foundation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As part of President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan (AFP), the White House yesterday proposed two major tax increases on accumulated wealth, adding to a 61 percent tax on the wealth of high-earning taxpayers. First, the American Families Plan would tax unrealized capital gains at death for unrealized capital gains worth over $1 million.
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