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Tax Justice Network Arabic podcast #53: الإعلان عن إفلاس لبنان: أين الحقيقة؟

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Welcome to the 53rd edition of our Arabic podcast/radio show Taxes Simply الجباية ببساطة contributing to tax justice public debate around the world. It’s produced and presented by Walid Ben Rhouma and is available on most podcast apps. Any radio station is welcome to broadcast it for free and websites are also welcome to share it. You can follow

USICA, Competes Act, Corporate Tax Comparison

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Federal policymakers are debating a legislative package focused on boosting U.S. competitiveness vis-a-vis China; however, it currently contains little to no improvements to the U.S. tax code. The existing U.S. tax code is biased against capital investment and it is scheduled to worsen over the next decade. The tax bias against

Business Tax Reform Critical to Economic Recovery Set to Expire Soon

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares At a moment when we are seeing clear weaknesses in supply chains and needs for gearing production toward more environmentally friendly approaches, capital investment is critical. Policymakers have an opportunity to change a coming decline in investment incentives by adopting permanent policies to support growth. Expiring tax policies in major economies could create

Improving the Charitable Deduction and Free File, Trashing EV Tax Credits

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Reforming the charitable deduction. TPC’s Gene Steuerle recommends ways to reform  the charitable deduction. His primary suggestion:  Congress should take into account cost-effectiveness. “That means putting gains for charitable beneficiaries—not taxpayers or even the charities themselves—as the major objective.  Manchin: EV tax credit is “ludicrous.” Sen. Joe Manchin, who in the past has

Congress Can More Modestly Expand The Child Tax Credit And Still Help Very Low-Income Families

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As President Biden and congressional Democrats make another push to reach a compromise on a social spending, climate change, and tax bill, a key issue is what they’ll do with the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The Tax Policy Center analyzed five options that show how lawmakers could partially restore the expanded 2021 version

Tax Justice Network Portuguese podcast: Como se livrar da maldição do petróleo? #36

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Welcome to our monthly podcast in Portuguese, É da sua conta (it’s your business) produced by Grazielle David, Daniela Stefano and Luciano Máximo. All our podcasts are unique productions in five different languages – English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Portuguese. They’re all available here. Here’s the latest episode: Sobe o preço do barril de petróleo, sobem os custos de produção e os preços de quase tudo

Menthol Ban Could Reduce Revenues, with Few Health Benefits

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled long-anticipated proposed regulations banning the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, part of ongoing efforts to support smoking cessation. Critics doubt, however, whether banning mentholated cigarettes will reduce smoking or instead simply channel menthol smokers toward other tobacco products—or smuggled menthols. And states

NonDoms unmasked: the Tax Justice Network podcast

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Welcome to the latest episode of the Tax Justice Network’s monthly podcast, the Taxcast. You can subscribe either by emailing naomi [at] or find us on your podcast app. In this Taxcast episode we ask – do politicians believe in the societies they serve or not? Are they really a part of them, or do

How to Undertake Reform of the Charitable Deduction

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Among its many changes, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act substantially increased the share of federal income taxpayers taking the standard deduction, leaving fewer tax filers claiming the tax deduction for charitable contributions. Ever since, some lawmakers have sought ways to incentivize giving for those who don’t itemize. It’s unlikely that Congress
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