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Individual Income and Payroll Taxes Archive

Fiscal Session Finishes Strong with Tax Reform

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares It took until the last day of the session, but Louisiana lawmakers succeeded in passing a tax reform package Thursday that would simplify a complicated tax code and make the state more economically competitive. Because these measures are reliant on constitutional amendments, voters will ultimately decide the success of the plan in October.

Wisconsin Budget Surplus Presents Opportunity for Future Growth

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As Wisconsin legislators work to finalize the state budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 biennium that begins July 1, the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) on Tuesday reported the state has substantially more revenue to work with than was anticipated when the LFB issued revenue projections earlier this year. Specifically, the LFB’s

Vaccine Lottery: Taxes on Lottery Winnings

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Krispy Kreme may have started the vaccine incentive ball rolling, but many states are putting big money into the effort with vaccine lotteries. Unlike a normal lottery, no one is paying for tickets—but the tax collector still gets paid when someone wins. With lots of restricted spending COVID-19 relief funds and a substantial

A Closer Look at Eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In the Tax Foundation’s new Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0, there are several options that would simplify the tax code, including eliminating the alternative minimum tax (AMT). While this move would remove a source of complexity, policymakers should also consider reforming the deductions that created a justification for the AMT in

Biden Child Tax Credit Changes and More Head Sniffin’

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares President Biden’s newly released budget and the Treasury Department’s “Green Book” of revenue proposals outlines a vision of more spending administered through the tax code. The proposals have revived the debate over the proper role of spending in the tax code, and relies on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to further expand beyond

Ohio Budget Proposals: Ohio Income Tax Reform

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Ohio is one of a growing number of states which experienced revenue increases despite the economic slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic and is now looking to return some of that through tax relief. (See analysis of Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, and Oklahoma). The question for Ohio legislators is, how best to do that?

Montana Adopts Individual and Corporate Income Tax Reform

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Montana adopted structural reforms to both individual and corporate income taxes during the recently adjourned legislative session, enacting three bills reducing individual tax rates, simplifying the state’s individual tax system, repealing 16 tax credits, and changing the apportionment factor for corporate income tax. This tax reform package, signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)

Arizona Legislators Consider Lower, Flatter Income Tax

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Arizona legislators are considering tax changes as part of the fiscal year 2022 budget process that is underway. Companion omnibus taxation bills HB 2900 and SB 1828 would reduce individual income tax rates for all taxpayers, consolidate the state’s graduated-rate income tax brackets into what would effectively be a two-rate structure by 2023,
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