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Tax Burden on Capital Income: International Comparison

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings The taxation of capital—at both the individual and the corporate level—is much debated and affects economic growth by lowering the incentives to save and invest. It is useful to compare capital income taxation across countries; this is not trivial. Countries have many different tax rates, exemptions, and special rules. We compute

Treasury State Tax Cuts Limitation Rule Raises New Questions

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today, the U.S. Treasury issued an interim final rule on the $350 billion in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provided under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The proposed rule resolves several important questions but continues to involve the federal government in state finances at an extraordinary level. Most astonishingly, the rule

Top Personal Income Tax Rates in Europe

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Most countries’ personal income taxes have a progressive structure, meaning that the tax rate paid by individuals increases as they earn higher wages. The highest tax rate individuals pay differs significantly across European OECD countries—as shown in today’s map. The top statutory personal income tax rate applies to the share of income that

Kansas Tax Reform Passes: Outlier No More

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Legislators in Kansas have had enough of their state being a tax policy outlier. After three years of deliberations, more than two-thirds of members in both the Senate and the House enacted tax reform and relief legislation Monday over the veto of Gov. Laura Kelly (D). Senate Bill 50 puts the state on

Options to Help Low-Income Households

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In our new book, Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0, we illustrate the economic, distributional, and revenue trade-offs of 70 tax changes, including several that would boost the incomes of poor households specifically. Below we evaluate some options that would provide the largest direct relief to low-income taxpayers but would have little

Corporate Income (Top Combined Integrated Tax Rate)

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Under President Biden’s tax plan, the United States would tax corporate income at the highest top rate in the industrialized world, averaging 65.1 percent. First, the federal corporate tax rate would rise to 28 percent, which together with an average of state corporate tax rates would result in a 32.4 percent combined top

SALT Cap Repeal | State and Local Tax Deduction

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As President Biden’s tax plans are considered in Congress, the future of the $10,000 cap for state and local tax deductions (SALT) is becoming an important part of the tax debate. Certain members of the House and Senate want the SALT deduction cap removed, which would benefit primarily higher earners—and result in a

How Stable is Cigarette Tax Revenue? | Cigarette Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares May 3, 2021 Ulrik Boesen Tom VanAntwerp Ulrik Boesen, Tom VanAntwerp   Cigarette excise taxes have been a source of state revenue for decades, and states have long relied on this revenue. Using data from Orzechowski and Walker’s annual compendium The Tax Burden on Tobacco, this web tool shows how cigarette tax revenues have changed between 1955

Options to Raise Tax Revenue | Tax Policy Trade-offs

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As 17th century French finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert once said, “Taxation is the art of plucking the goose as to obtain the maximum number of feathers, with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” In Tax Foundation’s new book, Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0, we modeled 70 possible reforms to the U.S.

These States Will Pay You to Move. Does That Strategy Make Sense?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This year, state relocation incentives are striking closer to home. Once the near-exclusive domain of economic development offices seeking to attract employers and business investment, the incentives battle has taken a personal turn, with cities and states increasingly offering incentives to individuals, not just companies, as the opportunity for many people to work
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