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Fiscal Policy Inflation Tax Policy Options

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Consumer prices rose by 7 percent in 2021, the highest annual rate of inflation since 1982. Where did this inflation come from and what might its impacts be? Tax and fiscal policy offer important clues. Initially thought to be “transitory” and largely the result of pandemic-related supply-chain issues, many economists at the Federal

Wealth Taxes in the OECD and Lessons for the U.S.

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Recent discussions of a proposed wealth tax for the United States have included little information about trends in wealth taxation among other developed nations. However, those trends and the current state of wealth taxes in OECD countries can provide context for U.S. proposals. The OECD maintains detailed tax revenue statistics for its 38

Bipartisan Tax Policy: Tax Policy’s Bipartisan Roots

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The following blog post was adapted from a speech given by Mr. Graetz at the Tax Foundation’s 2021 “Tax Prom,” where Mr. Graetz was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. I always begin my classes in Federal Income Taxation by reminding my students that the tax law is the primary link between people and

What’s Next for Tax Competition?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The recent agreement on a global minimum tax and other changes to tax rules around the world have called into question the future of tax competition. It is difficult to anticipate how tax competition will ultimately be impacted by these changes, although I seriously doubt that the usefulness of Tax Foundation’s International Tax

Comments on the Wyden, Brown, Warner International Tax Overhaul Draft

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Introduction Tax Foundation welcomes the opportunity to offer comments on the Wyden, Warner, Brown discussion draft on international taxation. Tax Foundation is a nonprofit think tank based in Washington, D.C., and our mission is to improve lives through tax policies that lead to greater economic growth and opportunity. We use the four principles

International Tax Proposals and Profit Shifting

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Profit shifting by multinationals poses a major challenge in international taxation. The ability of multinational enterprises to shift the location of profits from high-tax to low-tax jurisdictions and tax havens erodes the corporate income tax base in high-tax countries. For example, a multinational with patents owned by an Irish affiliate can shift profits
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