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2021 Louisiana Tax Plan: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Louisiana legislators passed a tax reform plan that has received overwhelming support in both the House and Senate, but voters will get the ultimate say on whether that plan succeeds. In light of this, it may be valuable to walk through what is included in these reforms and what effect the changes will

Avoids Tax Increases, Misses Opportunities

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Senate has begun deliberations over a bipartisan plan to provide $550 billion in new spending for a wide range of infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, public transit, broadband, and the electrical grid. The good news is that lawmakers avoided raising taxes to cover the cost of the new spending and instead used

Research & Development Amortization Changes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Starting next year, firms will need to amortize their research and development (R&D) expenses over five years rather than immediately deduct them from taxable income, a policy change designed to raise federal tax revenue in the short term. As policymakers decide on the future of this scheduled tax change, one option would be

Beer Taxes in Europe, 2021 | Beer Excise Tax Rates

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This is the beginning of a map series in which we’ll explore different types of excise taxes throughout Europe, starting with excise duties on beer. According to EU law, every EU country is required to levy an excise duty on beer of at least €1.87 per 100 liters (26.4 gal) and degree of alcohol

Infrastructure Investment Revenue Options | Tax Foundation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Policymakers broadly agree that investments by the federal government in highways, mass transit, and other modes of transportation are crucial to facilitate the nation’s economic activity, but they can’t seem to agree on how to fund such investments. The current debate is over corporate income taxes, and therein lies the problem. The standard

State Gas Tax Rates | State Gas Tax Rankings, July 2021

TweetShareSharePin11 Shares This map shows state gas tax rates as of July 2021, using recently released data from the American Petroleum Institute. States levy gas taxes in a variety of ways, including per-gallon excise taxes collected at the pump, excise taxes imposed on wholesalers (which are passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices), and sales taxes

Reducing the Tax Gap and Simplifying the Tax Code

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings The tax gap is the gap between what taxpayers owe the U.S. government, and what the government actually collects from taxpayers. Tax compliance efforts ensure that tax law applies evenly to all taxpayers. At the same time, we would like to avoid placing undue compliance burdens on taxpayers. Reducing the tax

Tax revenues in Asia and the Pacific hit by pre-COVID economic slowdown

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently published a report on tax revenue statistics in selected Asian and Pacific countries. The report, covering 24 tax jurisdictions, provides tax revenue data from 1990 to 2019 and includes a section on nontax revenue data for selected Asian and Pacific economies. Additionally, a special feature co-authored

DC Income Tax Hike Helps Maryland and Virginia, Not DC

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The District of Columbia weathered the pandemic with stable tax collections, down less than 1 percent in FY 2020 while recovering above pre-pandemic levels in FY 2021. Yet, even as lawmakers in eleven states have cut income taxes this year, the D.C. Council has responded to surpluses and growth by voting to include

Sports Owners Deductions & Amortization

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Over the past few weeks the media has reported on how wealthy taxpayers who own sports teams lower their tax liability by deducting the cost of purchasing a sports team over 15 years. Contrary to claims that deducting the cost of a sports team from taxable income is a “loophole,” such deductions are
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