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Are Tax Rebates & Tax Holidays the Answer?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The rate of inflation has slowed markedly in recent months, even declining slightly in December—but at year’s end, prices were still 14.6 percent higher than they were two years prior. That’s the fastest inflation rate over any two calendar years since the stagflation era of the late 1970s. State policymakers are understandably interested

2023 State Tax Changes, Effective January 1, 2023

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Most state tax changes take effect at the beginning of the calendar year (January 1) or at the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1 for most states). On January 1, 2023, thirty-eight states have noteworthy tax changes taking effect. Most of these changes represent net tax reductions, the result of an unprecedented

Bonus Depreciation: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Cost recovery refers to how businesses deduct their investments over time. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 reintroduced 100 percent bonus depreciation for short-lived investments, such as machinery and equipment, allowing full cost recovery for qualifying investments. Bonus depreciation will begin phasing down at the beginning of 2023. In

Business R&D Investment Trends: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Research and development (R&D) is a crucial part of technological change, as R&D takes initial scientific discoveries and translates them into useful products that improve lives. Both the public and private sectors play important roles in R&D, but in recent years, private sector investment has become increasingly important. In 2019, businesses performed 75

Chile Tax Reform Heads in the Wrong Direction

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Tax Foundation recently released the 2022 International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI), measuring the complexity and neutrality of countries’ tax systems. Over the years, Chile has consistently remained in the lower half of the Index’s rankings, and in the 2022 version of the Index, Chile fell from 26th to 27th (out of 38

R&D Expensing: Canceling R&D Amortization

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The tax treatment of research and development (R&D) expenses is one of the biggest issues facing Congress as the year winds down. Since the beginning of 2022, companies have had to spread deductions for R&D costs out over five years, instead of deducting them immediately. This policy, known as R&D amortization, reduces economic

Rishi Sunak UK Tax Plan: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In two months, the United Kingdom has had two new tax plans, two new Prime Ministers (Liz Truss, then Rishi Sunak), and two new Finance Ministers (Kwasi Kwarteng, then Jeremy Hunt). The Truss-Kwarteng tax proposal would have lent modest support to real economic growth, cushioning economic fallout from the Bank of England’s overdue

2022 Tax Extenders: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares At the end of each year, policymakers face a series of expiring tax provisions that are typically extended on a temporary basis, setting up a recurring and almost ritualistic tax extenders season. At a time of heightened concerns about the economy, high deficits, and inflation, policymakers should prioritize stability and economic growth by

Comparing Corporate Tax Systems in Europe, 2022

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On October 17, we released the International Tax Competitiveness Index 2022, a study that measures and compares the competitiveness and neutrality of all 38 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries’ tax systems. In the coming weeks, we will illustrate how European OECD countries rank in each of the five components of

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