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State & Local Property Tax Collections per Capita

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Property taxes are an important source of revenue for local and state governments. In fiscal year (FY) 2018 (the most recent year of data available), property taxes generated 31.1 percent of total U.S. state and local tax collections and 71.7 percent of local tax collections. Local governments rely heavily on property taxes to fund schools, roads, police

Norms, Returns, and Refunds | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Treasury Secretary Yellen on corporate tax increase: A return to historical norms. In an address to the US Chamber of Commerce Global Forum on Economic Recovery, Yellen said  revenues from a corporate tax increase would reduce inequality and rebuild the country’s infrastructure. “With corporate taxes at a historical low of 1 percent of

A Comparison of the Tax Burden on Labor in the OECD, 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Average wage earners in the OECD have their take-home pay lowered by two major taxes: individual income and payroll (both employee and employer side). Value-added (VAT) and sales taxes also place a tax burden on take-home pay used for consumption. Before accounting for VAT and sales tax, the average tax burden

GILTI by Country Is Not as Simple as it Seems

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares If policymakers wanted companies to pay a minimum level of tax regardless of where they earn profits around the world, what would be the best way to achieve that? One idea that has been proposed by the Biden administration and other governments has been a global minimum tax calculated for each country where

Payments, Patriots, and Pot | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Coming soon: Enhanced and advanced child tax credit payments. Beginning July 15, about 39 million families and over 65 million children will receive enhanced monthly child tax credit payments of $300 for each child under age 6 and $250 for those ages 6 to 17. The benefit will reach 88 percent of children

Africa and the corrosive international tax system

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares By Chenai Mukumba (Tax Justice Network Africa) and Rachel Etter-Phoya (Tax Justice Network) Illicit financial flows punch holes in the public purse across the African continent. Over the past five decades Africa has lost in excess of US$ 1 trillion in illicit financial flows. This amount dwarfed Africa’s receipts of overseas development assistance

Africa and the corrosive international tax system

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares By Chenai Mukumba (Tax Justice Network Africa) and Rachel Etter-Phoya (Tax Justice Network) Illicit financial flows punch holes in the public purse across the African continent. Over the past five decades Africa has lost in excess of US$ 1 trillion in illicit financial flows. This amount dwarfed Africa’s receipts of overseas development assistance
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