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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Inheritance tax dates to the Roman Empire, which collected 5 percent of inherited property to pay soldiers’ pensions. Today, the practice is widespread. The majority of European countries covered in today’s map currently levy estate, inheritance, or gift taxes. These countries are Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Organisation for Co-operation and Economic Development (OECD) has compiled tax revenue data for countries around the world—including 27 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, where tax revenue as a percent of GDP is on average 11 percentage points lower than in other regions. On average, the tax-to-GDP ratio for 26 countries (excluding