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Corporate Tax Reform

America’s 50 Biggest Corporations Are Hiding Over $1 Trillion Overseas

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business

Corporate America’s accountants are having a tough week. A government report revealed on Wednesday that a significant percentage of large, profitabl...

A Deeper Look at the Sanders Corporate Tax Reform Plan

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

It turns out that Sanders does have a detailed corporate tax plan to pay for his infrastructure plan. He introduced the plan as a Senate bill shortly before announcing his run for the Democratic nomination for President. It is called the Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act.

Must Watch: Warren's Warning About The Coming Corporate Tax Giveaway

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

This rigs the game against families and smaller businesses that have to pick up the slack. Families and small U.S. companies pay 17.5 percent. The biggest corporations pay less, even zero.

Paul Blumenthal

Current and Incoming Republican Senators Set Out Pro-Corporate Agenda For Next Congress | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans senators, including those already in office and incoming new members, discussed across morning television shows on Sunday wh...

The Aftermath

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Democrats got well and truly shellacked once again in a midterm election. It was so bad, it's pretty hard for Democrats to even attempt to gild the lily or spot that elusive silver lining. Republicans are consumed with glee, which they've well earned this year.

Zach Carter

McConnell And Obama Are Already Planning To Undercut Liberal Democrats In Congress | Zach Carter | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that he and President Barack Obama are already discussing plans to cut corporate tax rates a...

Obama, Please Don't Do It -- No Bad Deals With Republicans on Corporate Tax Cuts and Free Trade

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Obama doesn't want his legacy to be a conservative Republican successor as president in 2016, he should vigorously resist this path of pro-corporate "bipartisan" consensus.

Bill Clinton's Corporate Idylls

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Robert L. Borosage

Bill Clinton predicted corporations would soon care less about maximizing profits and more about employees and society. Sadly, there is little to suggest that big corporations and investors have gotten the former president's message, or that executives share his fantasy. Current trends suggest the reverse.

Wealthy Businessman Pushes Bill Tying Corporate Taxes to CEO Salaries

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign up here for email updates from...

Debt-Ceiling and Government Shutdown: The Way Out

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Not only do I heartily endorse the president's "no negotiation" stance, I believe I was the first to suggest it, preceding the first debt-ceiling fiasco by six months, before it was even a gleam in the Koch Boys' eyes.

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Brush Off Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Proposal: What's In It For Us? | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders are scoffing at a proposal that President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday tying corporate tax reform to new investments...

Corporate Tax Reform Receives Big Push

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

By Tom Bergin and Maya Dyakina LONDON/MOSCOW, July 19 (Reuters) - The G20 backed a "fundamental" rethink of the rules on taxing multin...

U.S. Companies Pay Just A Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

Big, profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of less than 13 percent in 2010, according to a new study -- or about a third of the s...

Mark Gongloff

U.S. Companies Lobbying Furiously To Save Tax Loopholes | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

Corporate America worked hard to build massive loopholes into the tax code for itself, and by golly it is working just as hard to keep them. U.S. c...

Report: 'Fix The Debt' Founders Push For Controversial Tax Reform

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business

The founders of a controversial debt reduction group are advocating for corporate tax reform that could save companies involved with the group billion...

Apple: Bad Model for 'Tax Reform' -- California, New Tax Thinkers, Chart a Better Way

Roger Hickey | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

A political mobilization by citizens is clearly necessary to prevent politicians in the Senate and House from embracing the corporate version of corporate tax reform.

Winning Customers Around the World Begins at Home With Tax Reform

Claire Buchan Parker | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Claire Buchan Parker

It's been more than a half-century since the U.S. undertook a bottom-up review of our international tax laws. In fact, they haven't been updated since 1963, when the U.S. accounted for 50 percent of the global economy and did not have any serious competition from other nations.

Facebook Paid A NEGATIVE 40.4 Percent Tax Rate In 2012, Group Claims

Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

Here’s something to “Like" if you're Facebook: getting a tax rebate despite pulling in billions in profits. The social media giant paid a nega...

A Half Century Never Looked So Old

Claire Buchan Parker | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Claire Buchan Parker

It has been more than 50 years since the United States updated its international tax system. In that half century, the world has changed dramatically. Is it any wonder then, why there is a growing frustration that the system doesn't work?

CEOs Push To Limit Taxes On Record-Breaking Offshore Profits

Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

At a time when major U.S. corporations have a record amount of cash stashed abroad, a group of influential CEOs want to make it even easier for compan...

Obama Huddles With GOP Senators On Big Priority

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Republican senators on Thursday discussed working on a stand-alone corporate tax reform ...

Deception in the Corporate Tax Reform Debate

David Callahan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
David Callahan

The RATE Coalition, a 501(c)4 organization dedicated to corporate tax reform, makes such patently simplistic arguments in this area that it's hard to fathom how two smart people like Elaine Kamarck and James Pinkerton could lend their reputations to the enterprise.

Artist-Hacker's Project 'Empowers Everyone To Evade Taxes'

ARTINFO | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts

For his latest subversive intervention, the self-described "contemporary artist and pirate" Paolo Cirio wants to give you the offshore tax benefits en...

Ben Hallman

Made In America: How Corporate Lobbyists Manufactured A $100 Billion Tax Break | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business

Starbucks had already mastered the art of doing business on multiple continents as it grew from a niche coffee retailer in Seattle into a global brand...

Is There a Real Consensus on Tax Reform?

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

For liberals, high rates promise to ameliorate inequality. Economists may raise doubts about the efficacy of higher rates in achieving that goal. But it seems fair to say -- as liberals often do -- that lowering rates isn't likely to help.