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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.

State Taxation of GILTI: Impact of Biden Tax Proposals

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares   Key Findings Twenty states and the District of Columbia tax some portion of Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI), although only 16 of those states have issued guidance on the matter more than three years after the federal law went into effect. States that have not yet issued guidance on their treatment of

Reviewing the Impact of Taxes on Economic Growth

TweetShare1SharePin1 Shares With the Biden administration proposing a variety of new taxes, it is worth revisiting the literature on how taxes impact economic growth. In 2012, we published a review of the evidence, noting that most studies find negative impacts. However, many papers have been written since, some using more sophisticated empirical methods to identify

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

Are Federal Taxes Progressive? | Taxes & Transfers

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) recently released data on taxes paid at various levels of income, indicating the federal tax system is progressive, consistent with similar analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The JCT found that the bottom 50 percent of taxpayers
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