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UN calls on Netherlands to account for tax policy impact on child rights

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Progress can seem slow where the battle for rights and accountability is concerned. But, for some years now, tax justice advocates have been pushing to advance formal legal recognition that abusive tax practices harm citizens and entrench inequalities by holding governments to account before international human rights bodies. This week marks one of

The Misbegotten Bidding War Over Public Subsidies for Washington’s Football Team

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares   Dan Snyder, owner of the newly-renamed Washington Commanders football team, reportedly wants to build a $1 billion stadium that would anchor $2 billion in commercial development including hotels, offices, and retail. And politicians are falling all over themselves to provide public dollars to help him. Like the team’s long-suffering fans, those local

Tax and School Finance Reform — Help or Hindrance to the Dallas Schools?

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesTax and School Finance Reform — Help or Hindrance to the Dallas Schools? Securing enough funding for the Dallas schools is a problem experienced by many school districts in the United States. Most funding has become program specific, with government controlling its use and generally benefiting only a portion of the Dallas schools students.

The Right Charity Equals To A Perfect Car Donation

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesThe Right Charity Equals To A Perfect Car Donation We have all heard how donating a car can give us such great benefits. Most donors are attracted to bequest their cars to charity due to tax breaks. The sad thing is that in their rush to get tax deductions, most people fail to actually

Suspending the Gas Tax Is a Mistake

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Rising inflation has become a dominant issue for policymakers in the past year, with the most recent report finding inflation has risen 7.5 percent over the past 12 months. Some lawmakers have proposed suspending the gas tax to reduce inflation. Rising gas prices are certainly one piece of the inflation puzzle—but suspending the

The Tax Gap’s Many Shades Of Gray

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The “tax gap”—the difference between taxes owed to the government and taxes actually collected—often is equated with evasion. But the tax gap is more than the willful disregard of the law. Rather, it appears in many shades of gray. In a new report, we, together with University of Chicago law professor Daniel Hemel,

The Swiss banking clean-up is a mirage

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares For some years now we’ve heard the same message, widely reported in Swiss media, and often abroad: that Switzerland used to be a nasty tax haven, but now it’s cleaned up. Our Financial Secrecy Index, where Switzerland ranks as the world’s third biggest supplier of financial secrecy, shows how even the laws and

A New Twist on What Constitutes a Tax Return

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In Sienega v. Cal. Franchise Tax Bd. (In re Sienega), No. 20-60047, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 35875 (9th Cir. Dec. 6, 2021), the taxpayer/debtor raised a novel argument regarding a document the debtor sought to have the court treat as a tax return.  In this case the debtor argued that the bankruptcy court

2022 Corporate Tax Rates in Europe

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares European countries—like almost all countries around the world—require businesses to pay corporate income taxes on their profits. The amount of taxes a business ultimately pays on its profits depends on both the corporate tax base and the corporate tax rate. Today’s map shows how statutory corporate income tax rates compare across European OECD

10 Tax Reforms for Economic Growth and Opportunity

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings The waning pandemic and robust economic recovery have come with many benefits—plentiful jobs and fast-growing (nominal) incomes—but also serious challenges such as high and rising inflation. Rather than pushing for more fiscal stimulus or leaving it to the Federal Reserve to handle inflation through higher interest rates, policymakers should focus on
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