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Tax havens meet monopoly power: why national competitiveness harms competition

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This article is cross-posted from The Counterbalance, the newsletter of the Balanced Economy Project, a new organisation dedicated to tackling monopolies and excessive market power. It has been slightly adapted for the Tax Justice Network’s blog. Today we focus on the strange concept of national competitiveness – the ‘competitiveness’ of countries or states (rather

The Guide to Changing Your Name after Marriage

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesThe Guide to Changing Your Name after Marriage Whether or not to change your name after marriage is a personal decision that each person must make on his/her own. But once you’ve decided to take the plunge, you need to be prepared for the administrative tasks that await you. Trying to get all of

Sen. Warren’s Corporate Book Tax Is Wrong Way to Fund New Spending

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Now that Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has kicked off the budget reconciliation process to advance President Biden’s agenda, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) are pushing to create a new surtax on corporate book income. However, their arguments for the policy misconstrue why there

Does Your State Have a Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This week’s map showcases states which levy alternative minimum taxes (AMTs) to prevent corporations from reducing their corporate income tax liability beyond a certain level. Under an AMT, corporations are required to calculate their income tax liability under two systems and pay the higher amount. This requirement under the federal AMT imposed steep

Different Varieties Of Affiliate Marketing

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesDifferent Varieties Of Affiliate Marketing The benefits of affiliate marketing is more pronounced today than before. This is one of the main reason for the immense popularity of affiliate marketing programs among so many thousands of internet marketers. Latest web technology has enabled the affiliate marketers to get their statistics and income figures the

Obese Government

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesObese Government Very few people (including members of Congress) actually grasp the numbers involved in the federal budget. The total net “economy” of the United States is about $9.25 trillion. That represents the total production, sales, purchase and consumption in the United States in 2003, according to estimates provided by the CIA. Government is

Crypto Confusion Shows Why Congress Is Broken

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In what has become common practice, a handful of senators and Administration staffers tried over a few days to draft a highly complex bit of tax legislation in a (at least a metaphorical) backroom in the dark of night. The piece of the massive infrastructure bill just approved by the Senate would require

How Can Congress Protect Families Who Receive Excessive Child Tax Credit Payments?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Families began receiving monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments on July 15. For many, those regular payments—currently permitted through the end of the year—will combat poverty and help families keep current on monthly bills without having to borrow. But because the CTC depends on income, number of children, and marital status, some changes
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