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Sen. Warren’s Corporate Book Tax Is Wrong Way to Fund New Spending

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Now that Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has kicked off the budget reconciliation process to advance President Biden’s agenda, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) are pushing to create a new surtax on corporate book income. However, their arguments for the policy misconstrue why there

Does Your State Have a Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This week’s map showcases states which levy alternative minimum taxes (AMTs) to prevent corporations from reducing their corporate income tax liability beyond a certain level. Under an AMT, corporations are required to calculate their income tax liability under two systems and pay the higher amount. This requirement under the federal AMT imposed steep

Crypto Confusion Shows Why Congress Is Broken

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In what has become common practice, a handful of senators and Administration staffers tried over a few days to draft a highly complex bit of tax legislation in a (at least a metaphorical) backroom in the dark of night. The piece of the massive infrastructure bill just approved by the Senate would require

How Can Congress Protect Families Who Receive Excessive Child Tax Credit Payments?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Families began receiving monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments on July 15. For many, those regular payments—currently permitted through the end of the year—will combat poverty and help families keep current on monthly bills without having to borrow. But because the CTC depends on income, number of children, and marital status, some changes

Will FDII Stay or Will it Go?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Last week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released an updated list of “Harmful Tax Practices” that have been identified as part of a country peer review process. One notable element of the recent list states that the United States has committed to abolish the deduction for Foreign Derived Intangible Income

Infrastructure Nears A Vote And The Reconciliation Process Begins

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act poised for Senate passage. The Senate is expected to pass the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill today. Will there be a cryptocurrency reporting deal? Yesterday, senators and the Biden Administration appeared to reach a compromise after the crypto industry opposed the original reporting requirements backed by the White

Infrastructure Bill’s Amendment Debate Continues Into This Week

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Tennessee Senator slows amendment debate after CBO report on deficits. Republican Sen. Bill Hagerty opposed the bipartisan infrastructure bill because of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score finding it would increase the deficit by $256 billion. The bipartisan group of senators who developed the deal said it would be fully offset. Said Hagerty,
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