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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

State Net Operating Loss Provisions

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Well-designed Net Operating Loss (NOL) provisions benefit the economy by smoothing business income, which mitigates entrepreneurial risk and helps firms survive economic downturns. Forgoing tax revenue in the short term affords businesses the opportunity to prioritize human and physical capital investment. Start-ups and industries with profits highly correlated to the business

Americans Moved to Low-Tax States in 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Americans were on the move in 2021, and they chose low-tax states over high-tax ones. That’s the finding of recent U.S. Census Bureau population data, along with commercial datasets released this week by U-Haul and United Van Lines. Nationally, the U.S. population only grew by 0.1 percent between July 2020 and July 2021,

Spain Start-Up Law Tax Proposal: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Three years after its initial announcement, Spain’s government has given a green light to the “start-up law” and sent it to parliament. The bill that could be approved by mid-2022 is part of the reform package that Spain and the European Commission agreed upon in order for Spain to receive the European Union

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

Bonus Depreciation Helps Disadvantaged Workers, Study Finds

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares One concern that some lawmakers and academics share is whether policies that incentivize investments in capital, such as full expensing or bonus depreciation, may hurt workers by encouraging firms to automate. A new paper casts doubt on that concern and finds the opposite—low-skilled workers are most helped by policies that encourage capital investments

Reconciliation Bill Tax Innovation Effects

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares When examining how tax policy impacts the economy, researchers typically look at labor supply and investment responses. One other channel through which taxes impact the economy has been less studied: innovation. A new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) paper reviews the literature and concludes that taxes have a significant impact on the

Build Back Better Revenue Items

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Note: The following is the testimony of Dr. William McBride, Tax Foundation Vice President of Federal Tax and Economic Policy, prepared for a Joint Economic Committee hearing on October 6, 2021, titled, “Building Back Better: Raising Revenue to Invest in Shared Prosperity.” Chairman Beyer, Ranking Member Lee, and members of the Joint Economic Committee, thank
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