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Research & Development Amortization Changes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Starting next year, firms will need to amortize their research and development (R&D) expenses over five years rather than immediately deduct them from taxable income, a policy change designed to raise federal tax revenue in the short term. As policymakers decide on the future of this scheduled tax change, one option would be

Wealth Inequality Estimates Likely Overstated, New Research Suggests

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Some of President Biden’s tax proposals, such as taxing unrealized capital gains at death, are specifically aimed at reducing wealth inequality. Indeed, it is commonly asserted that wealth inequality is too high and rapidly growing over time. However, new research from Federal Reserve Bank of Boston economists suggests wealth inequality has grown less

Rates, Research, Refunds, and Revenues

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen: Higher interest rates would be “a plus.” Yellen tells Bloomberg News that President Biden should push his $4 trillion in new spending, even if it  triggers inflation and higher interest rates that persist into next year. “If we ended up with a slightly higher interest rate environment it would

Pass-through Deduction: New Research | Tax Foundation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares While proponents of the Section 199A pass-through deduction claimed it would boost investment and critics claimed it would encourage tax avoidance and income shifting, new research casts doubt on both claims. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) enacted the new provision that allows taxpayers with income from pass-through businesses (S
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