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Lawmakers Could Pay for Reconciliation While Improving the Tax Code

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares With corporate and individual rate hikes potentially out of the Build Back Better (BBB) reconciliation package, lawmakers are weighing alternative options to raise revenue. Rather than come up with complicated changes to the tax base, or untested proposals such as mark-to-market for billionaires, they should prioritize options that raise revenue while improving the

Minimum Tax on Book Income Would Hit Stock Compensation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares One way employees can be compensated for their work, in addition to wages, salaries, and benefits, is through awards of company stock. The tax treatment of stock-based compensation has received attention for contributing to the gap between corporate taxable income and book income reported on financial statements, which President Biden has proposed targeting

Looming R&D Capitalization Would Hit Manufacturing And Tech Sectors Hardest

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares US taxation of intellectual property (IP) is facing big changes. Starting next year, research and development (R&D) expenditures, now fully expensed (written off in the year in which they are acquired), must be capitalized and amortized over a period of 5 to 15 years. Additionally, President Biden would repeal a special tax deduction

Tax Ballot Measures Proposition 119 and 120

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On November 2, in addition to electing various city council and school board members, Colorado voters will decide two important questions of state tax policy. Proposition 120 would reduce property tax assessment rates for two subclasses of property and require the state to spend up to $25 million a year, for up to

Democrats Top Income Tax Rate Would Be Among Highest in OECD

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Under the House Build Back Better Act, the average top tax rate on personal income would reach 52.3 percent, tying Sweden as the 9th  highest rate in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The House Build Back Better Act would raise the top federal marginal tax rate on ordinary income from 37 percent

Still Talking Corporate Taxes, CTC, Capital Gains

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Last-minute BBB scramble continues. With many spending issues in the shrinking Build Back Better bill seemingly resolved among Democrats, battle lines are forming around a few key tax disputes: For how long will Congress extend the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC)? How will capital gains be taxed? How will corporations be taxed? Progressives
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