Treasury Department Archive

A Regulatory Tax Hike on US Multinationals

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Throughout the first year of the Biden administration, one tax policy theme was consistent. The President and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen were focused on increasing the tax burden on U.S. companies—particularly multinational companies.  As Secretary Yellen put it last year, “It is about making sure that governments have stable tax systems that raise

Missouri Tax Reform: Missouri Tax Competitiveness

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares “Frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me,” the 19th century Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver allegedly declared. “I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.” In the realm of tax policy and economic competitiveness, lawmakers from the Show-Me state are turning the old adage around. They are showing the rest of the

The Tax Justice Network’s French podcast: Les 4 Rs de la justice fiscale pour financer l’adaptation aux changements climatiques en Afrique

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Welcome to our monthly podcast in French, Impôts et Justice Sociale with Idriss Linge of the Tax Justice Network. All our podcasts are unique productions in five different languages every month in English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Portuguese. They’re all available here and on most podcast apps. Here’s our latest episode: Pour cette 37ème édition de votre podcast en français sur la Justice Fiscale et

Sales Tax Carveouts: They’re All About That Base

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Scrolling through Instagram as a parent of teenagers does from time to time, I tapped on a high school girl’s story that happily marked the end of Michigan’s “tampon tax.” I’m always thrilled when tax policy makes it into Gen Z’s social media consciousness, but I was frustrated, too. Exempting feminine hygiene products

Higher Oil Prices Can Help Fuel Green Transition

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Democratic leaders have pledged to combat higher petroleum prices due to Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. Shying away from a Russian oil boycott, they have proposed a federal gas tax holiday to cushion US motorists from rising pump prices. But that policy would do little to benefit consumers while worsening fiscal imbalances, air

Global Minimum Tax & Build Back Better Revenue

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The global minimum tax has upended many conversations about international tax policy, including in the United States. The goal of the policy is to set a worldwide 15 percent minimum effective tax rate on corporate profits and enforce it through a set of interconnected rules. If enough countries adopt those rules, then even

Reframing Biden’s Tax Plan And More State Tax Cuts

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Biden: Tax cuts to help families and reduce the deficit. In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Biden will reframe his tax proposals as a way to assist working families and reduce the deficit. “The President will call on Congress to send him a bill that lowers costs and lowers the deficit

How Does Your State Rank on Corporate Taxes?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In the coming weeks, we will break down our 2022 State Business Tax Climate Index, released in December, with maps illustrating each of the five major components of the Index: corporate taxes, individual income taxes, sales and excise taxes, property and wealth taxes, and unemployment insurance taxes. Today we look at states’ rankings on the corporate tax component,

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