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Latin America Tax Revenue & Caribbean Tax Revenue

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Organisation for Co-operation and Economic Development (OECD) has compiled tax revenue data for countries around the world—including 27 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, where tax revenue as a percent of GDP is on average 11 percentage points lower than in other regions. On average, the tax-to-GDP ratio for 26 countries (excluding

Louisiana Tax Reform Proposals, 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Deliberations which began well before the beginning of Louisiana’s legislative session—which has the nation’s latest start date (April 12th)—have yielded a meaningful package of tax reform proposals. Legislators aim to lower the state’s individual and corporate income tax rates, begin phasing out the capital stock tax, and bring sales tax centralization across the

Income Taxes Per Capita, By State, 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The individual income tax is one of the most significant sources of revenue for state and local governments. In fiscal year 2018, the most recent year for which data are available, individual income taxes generated 24.2 percent of state and local tax collections, just ahead of general sales taxes (23.3 percent). The following

Tax Fairness, Economic Growth, and Funding Government Investments

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Note: The following is the testimony of Scott A. Hodge, President of the Tax Foundation, prepared for the Senate Finance Committee (Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth of the Committee on Finance) for a hearing on April 27, 2021, titled, “Creating Opportunity Through a Fairer Tax System.” Thank you, Madame Chairman, ranking

GILTI and Corporate Rate Reduction

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today, members of the Nebraska Unicameral will debate a bill (LB432 with Revenue Committee amendment AM774) that, among other provisions, would exclude Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI) from taxation and reduce the state’s top marginal corporate income tax rate by nearly one percentage point. These two tax changes would improve the state’s economic

Modernizing Rental Car and Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings As the travel and hospitality industries recover from the coronavirus pandemic, policymakers have an opportunity to reevaluate and repeal discriminatory excise taxes imposed on rental car transactions. Unlike other excise taxes, rental car excise taxes are not imposed to reduce a harm or ensure drivers are paying for infrastructure. Rather, the

2021 Capital Gains Tax Rates in Europe

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In many countries, investment income, such as dividends and capital gains, is taxed at a different rate than wage income. Today’s map focuses on how capital gains are taxed, showing how capital gains tax rates differ across European OECD countries. When a person realizes a capital gain—that is, sells an asset for a

State Infrastructure Spending & State Infrastructure Revenue

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Both the federal government and the states raise revenue for infrastructure spending through taxes on motor fuel and vehicles. The states also collect fees from toll roads and other road charges. This system constitutes a well-designed user fee system, as taxes paid by users of infrastructure are dedicated to building and maintaining infrastructure.
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