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State and Local Sales Tax Rates, Midyear 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Forty-five states and the District of Columbia collect statewide sales taxes. Local sales taxes are collected in 38 states. In some cases, they can rival or even exceed state rates. The five states with the highest average combined state and local sales tax rates are Louisiana (9.55 percent), Tennessee (9.547 percent),

Controlled Foreign Corporation: CFC Rules in Europe

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Businesses around the world often operate in more than one country, making them subject to multiple tax jurisdictions. To prevent businesses from minimizing their tax liability by taking advantage of cross-country differences, countries have implemented various anti-tax avoidance measures, such as the so-called Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) rules. Controlled Foreign Corporation rules apply to

Corporation Tax Burdens: Property Taxes & Sales Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares When most people think about “business taxes,” the corporate income tax is usually the first that comes to mind. Corporate income taxes generate sizable tax burdens for businesses—especially at the federal level—but at the state level, the corporate income tax is just one of many taxes businesses pay. For many companies, state corporate

How Should Congress Fund Investments in The Internal Revenue Service’s Infrastructure?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Congress is moving toward rectifying the decade-long funding crisis at the IRS. The House is on track to adopt President Biden’s proposed $1.6 billion budget increase from the 2021 level (not counting the funds in COVID relief legislation). And the infrastructure framework agreed to by the president and a bipartisan group of senators

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Later this month more than 39 million households are set to receive advance payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that was expanded in the March 2021 American Rescue Plan. Many households are uncertain about how the advance payments will affect their refunds or taxes owed when they file next year, and some

Biden Tax Proposals Could Impact Small Businesses

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In a prior post, we discussed how President Biden’s tax proposals under the American Jobs Plan could increase the tax burden on small businesses in the corporate sector. This post will examine how the tax proposals under the American Families Plan could affect businesses in the non-corporate sector. While these proposals primarily target
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