Posts Tagged ‘corporate income tax’

Is It Time to Repeal The Corporate Income Tax?

In case you missed it, The New York Times’ political and policy blog The Upshot published a fascinating debate throughout August on the question: Should the corporate income tax be abolished? It’s a query that may be raised on Monday morning, when Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks at the Tax Policy Center on business tax […]

Tax Freedom, Tax Avoidance

On the Hill, a vote on internet tax freedom. The House Judiciary Committee expects to mark up a bill to prevent states and cities from taxing internet access tomorrow. The “Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act” has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. State and local internet taxes have been prohibited since 1998, but […]

On Losses, Savings… and a Whole Lotta Smokin’

With a surprise loss, a short-term highway fix seems more likely. The House Republican leadership is in turmoil following the surprising primary defeat of GOP leader Eric Cantor, making it even less likely that Congress will agree on a long-term solution for the dwindling Highway Trust Fund. Lawmakers must find an additional $100 billion in […]

In the Midwest, Across the Pacific, and Down Under

Looks like there’ll be tax cuts in Ohio. The state’s legislature has produced a compromise bill that heads to Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk this week. Ohio had passed a 10-percent across-the-board income tax cut last year that was to be phased in by 2015. The compromise bill will make the tax reduction fully effective this year, […]

Paying for Corporate Tax Rate Cuts is Hard

Covering the revenue loss from deep individual income tax rate cuts while maintaining the income tax’s current progressivity is difficult, as Howard Gleckman explained here last week. It turns out that paying for corporate tax rate cuts is even harder. And new Tax Policy Center estimates show that lowering corporate tax rates without paying for […]

Will Obama’s Views on Tax Reform “Evolve” Too?

Robin, thanks for asking me back on Good Morning America to talk about my views on tax reform. After we spoke about gay marriage, I got to thinking about another deeply-held emotional issue that affects every American family. Well– you know, I have to tell you, as I’ve said, I’ve– I’ve been going through an […]

102% Tax Rate? Really?

Investment manager James Ross last week told New York Times columnist James Stewart that his combined federal, state, and local tax rate was 102 percent.  No doubt, Ross did pay a lot of tax to the feds and the two New Yorks, city and state. But did he really pay more than all of his […]