Tag: ‘effective tax rates’

Corporate Tax Reform: Not All About the Rates

By :: February 10th, 2015

About last year’s inversion rush… The US corporate tax rate, highest among industrialized nations at 35 percent, was driving companies to switch mailing addresses in return for lower tax rates, right? Not so fast. A Reuters analysis finds that the taxes paid by the six largest inversion-seeking companies had already been paying lower effective rates: […]

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Why Investors Pay Less Tax than the Rest of Us

By :: August 31st, 2011

After I wrote last week about Warren Buffett’s New York Times op-ed on the low tax rates paid by wealthy investors, Tax Policy Center visiting scholar Brian Galle pointed out that my graph showing the maximum tax rates Americans could pay was misleading. Actual tax rates, he noted, are much lower than what the graph […]

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