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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Archive

Reviewing How TCJA Impacted Deductions

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Two major provisions in the federal tax code have been limited since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017: the state and local tax (SALT) deduction and the home mortgage interest deduction (MID). Limiting the two provisions helped broaden the tax base, offsetting tax revenue loss from reduced tax rates. The

Analysis of SALT Cap Repeal Proposal

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As policymakers weigh whether to lift or repeal the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), they have to wrestle with how that change would primarily benefit high-earning taxpayers. As some have pointed out, other TCJA changes may further increase the benefits

US Multinational Corporation Tax Data & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Recent proposals from the Biden administration and congressional Democrats aim to hike taxes on the foreign profits of U.S. multinationals, resting on the claim that U.S. multinationals pay very low tax rates on these foreign profits. But how heavily taxed are they, and how would various proposals affect these tax rates? U.S. multinational

Wyden Tax Proposals & Reconciliation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Congressional lawmakers are putting together a reconciliation bill to enact much of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Many lawmakers, however, want to make their own mark on the legislation. Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) has released his own proposals on a variety of tax issues that differ in some important

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

Section 250 Deduction | GILTI of Neglecting Losses

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Sometimes the more you learn about a tax policy, the more it confuses you. Many times, the confusion lies between the intent of the policymakers and what really happens. Often, it’s when important issues were overlooked when the policy was being designed. Such is the case for U.S. companies that run losses on

Don’t Add More Temporary Tax Policies in Budget Reconciliation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As policymakers consider using the budget reconciliation process to make tax changes and enact new spending programs, they may be inclined to add to an already growing list of temporary tax provisions. New temporary tax policy should be avoided in reconciliation. Temporary policy creates uncertainty for taxpayers and scheduling more expirations will add

A Hidden Tax on Domestic Activities & Foreign Profits

TweetShareSharePin11 Shares The U.S. corporate tax code is a complicated behemoth, loaded with numerous arcane provisions—some of these providing special tax breaks, others imposing special tax penalties. Among the latter group, indirect expense allocation rules penalize domestic activities and impose a hidden surtax on foreign profits. While arcane, expense allocation rules are relevant to current

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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