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Should Government Use Tax Incentives to Encourage People to Get The COVID-19 Vaccine?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Tax incentives can encourage action that supports the public good—like lifting children out of poverty, giving to charity, pursuing higher education, or using alternatives to fossil fuels.  How about helping end a global pandemic? COVID-19 has weakened economies and killed more than 3.1 million people worldwide, with over 575,000 deaths in the US

The State Tax Costs of Doing Business

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Note: A landmark comparison of corporate tax costs in all 50 states, Location Matters calculates and analyzes the tax burdens of eight model firms: a corporate headquarters, a research and development facility, a technology center, a data center, a shared services center, a distribution center, a capital-intensive manufacturer, and a labor-intensive manufacturer. Each

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

25 Percent Corporate Income Tax Rate?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Some lawmakers have expressed concerns about President Biden’s proposal to raise the federal corporate income tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent, and instead suggest raising the rate to 25 percent. Including state corporate taxes, a 25 percent federal corporate income tax rate would result in a combined average top corporate tax

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
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