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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Archive

Bonus Depreciation Effects: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings 100 percent bonus depreciation allows firms an immediate tax deduction for investments in qualifying short-lived assets. The phaseout of 100 percent bonus depreciation, scheduled to take place after the end of 2022, will increase the after-tax cost of investment in the United States. Preventing the phaseout and making 100 percent bonus

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

Personal Income (PI) in the US

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Taxpayers reported nearly $12.1 trillion of total income on their 2019 tax returns. About 68 percent ($8.3 trillion) of the total income reported on Form 1040 consisted of wages and salaries, and 82 percent of all tax filers reported earning wage income. Retirement accounts such as 401(k)s and pensions are important

Student Loan Forgiveness Tax Treatment Creates Confusion

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Student debt forgiveness has been at the forefront of recent federal policy discussions, with President Biden exploring using executive action to cancel up to $10,000 in student loan debt per borrower. Under current law, the tax code handles debt forgiveness differently depending on the borrower’s repayment plan—canceling student loan debt would have new,

Biden OECD Tax Proposals Would Hurt FDI

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Biden administration has proposed several changes to the U.S. international tax system that would raise taxes on multinational enterprises (MNEs). Similarly, the OECD’s tax proposals would raise taxes on MNEs. Together, the proposals would affect patterns of international investment and potentially decrease the volume of foreign direct investment (FDI). Under the tax

Tax Havens: TCJA Impact on FDI Stocks

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 made several changes to the U.S. tax system to enhance competitiveness and discourage profit shifting to low-tax jurisdictions by U.S. multinationals. Among them were a new 10 percent minimum tax on companies with significant cross-border transactions (BEAT) and new tax rates on deemed intangible

Global Minimum Tax: US International Tax Agenda

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings A year since the global tax deal was agreed to by more than 130 countries, progress on implementing legislation has hit a lull. Implementation of the minimum tax rules is not expected until the end of 2023 or in 2024. Since the 2017 U.S. tax reforms and other recent international rules

How FDI Adds Value to Supply Chains

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The COVID-19 pandemic brought increased attention to U.S. global supply chains, as the pandemic impacted critical components within U.S. manufacturing. The attention has led to calls to structure U.S. tax policy to encourage firms to expand their manufacturing capacity in the U.S., under the belief domestic supply chains are inherently less risky than

RSC Budget for FY 2023

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Republican Study Committee (RSC) released its FY 2023 budget today, led by Budget and Spending Task Force Chair Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) and RSC Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN), and prescribes several pro-growth tax reforms that would simplify the tax code and encourage business investment. Among the most impactful reforms are permanence for

US GDP, US Inflation, and US Budget Deficit Takeaways

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its long overdue report on the nation’s budget and economic outlook for the years 2022 through 2032. Normally published at the beginning of the year, the delayed report reflects higher-than-anticipated inflation, tax revenues, deficits, and debt since the previous update CBO published nearly a year

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