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Stock Buyback Tax Would Hurt Investment and Innovation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) calls for a new 1 percent excise tax on stock buybacks, the argument being it would be better for the economy if firms invested their surplus cash in the business, rather than returning this value to shareholders. However, research suggests that buybacks do not hinder investment opportunities,

Digital Services Taxes in Europe, 2022

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Over the last few years, concerns have been raised that the existing international tax system does not properly capture the digitalization of the economy. Under current international tax rules, multinationals generally pay corporate income tax where production occurs rather than where consumers or, specifically for the digital sector, users are located. However, some

Not the Way to Raise Revenue

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In the rush to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which features an ill-conceived tax on the book income of U.S. corporations, it is worth reminding policymakers of a well-established finding in the economic literature: that among all the major ways to raise revenue, increasing the corporate tax is the most economically destructive due

Australia Social Security Tax and Benefit System

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Imagine that a government provides subsidies to single parents that actually increase tax rates on additional work. This is the case for an Australian single parent who earns less than the average wage. With an increase in pay of just AUD 983 more, he would face a 652 percent marginal tax rate. Therefore,

UK Prime Minister: Rishi Sunak vs. Liz Truss

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Conservative Party in the United Kingdom is in the process of determining its new leader as Prime Minister Boris Johnson exits the stage. The new Conservative Party leader will be the next UK Prime Minister. The process has narrowed the field to two candidates: former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Foreign

New Jersey Menthol Cigarette Ban: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares New Jersey’s proposed ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes (Assembly Bill 1989) would reduce excise and sales tax collections by as much as $243 million per year. Despite the significant revenue loss, smoking rates are unlikely to decline. New Jersey should look to the recent Massachusetts experiment to see what to expect

Corporate Tax Cuts Effects: Research & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares When thinking about tax policy, economists typically distinguish between the short run and long run. While there might be temporary boosts to the economy in the short term from a tax cut due to increased incomes, changes in tax policy alter the incentives to work, save, and invest, which can produce benefits to

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