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Expensing Is Infrastructure, Too | Tax Foundation Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Biden administration has suggested several tax increases for his infrastructure plan. Public infrastructure can help increase economic growth, but by raising taxes on private investment, the net effect on growth may be negative. However, tax options like retaining expensing for private R&D investment or making 100 percent bonus depreciation for equipment permanent

Inheritance, Estate, and Gift Taxes in OECD Countries

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In a recent report that reviews inheritance taxation in OECD countries, the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) concludes that inheritance taxes could play a key role in reducing inequality while increasing countries’ tax revenues. When analyzing the wealth distribution in 27 OECD countries, the report finds that in 2015, on average,

Options to Help Low-Income Households

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In our new book, Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0, we illustrate the economic, distributional, and revenue trade-offs of 70 tax changes, including several that would boost the incomes of poor households specifically. Below we evaluate some options that would provide the largest direct relief to low-income taxpayers but would have little

Biden’s First 100 Days: Taxes & Tax Policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In his first 100 days as president, Joe Biden has proposed more than a dozen significant changes to the U.S. tax code that would raise upwards of $3 trillion in revenue and reduce incentives to invest, save, and work in the United States. While proposing ways to pay for new spending and for

Kansas Tax Reform Bill: Lawmakers Consider Veto Override

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Kansas legislature will reconvene next week for its 2021 veto session, when legislators will reconsider bills that were vetoed by the governor. One such bill that has a second chance of being enacted, Senate Bill 50, would enhance Kansas’ economic competitiveness by improving the state’s corporate, individual, and sales tax structure while

Tax Fairness, Economic Growth, and Funding Government Investments

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Note: The following is the testimony of Scott A. Hodge, President of the Tax Foundation, prepared for the Senate Finance Committee (Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth of the Committee on Finance) for a hearing on April 27, 2021, titled, “Creating Opportunity Through a Fairer Tax System.” Thank you, Madame Chairman, ranking

GILTI and Corporate Rate Reduction

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today, members of the Nebraska Unicameral will debate a bill (LB432 with Revenue Committee amendment AM774) that, among other provisions, would exclude Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI) from taxation and reduce the state’s top marginal corporate income tax rate by nearly one percentage point. These two tax changes would improve the state’s economic

Pass-through Deduction: New Research | Tax Foundation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares While proponents of the Section 199A pass-through deduction claimed it would boost investment and critics claimed it would encourage tax avoidance and income shifting, new research casts doubt on both claims. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) enacted the new provision that allows taxpayers with income from pass-through businesses (S
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