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Multinational Corporations Still Driving Tax Policy

Martin Lobel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Martin Lobel

The power of the multinational corporations operating below the notice of the mainstream media has been clarified by two recent proposals.

New Year, Fresh Start: Congressional Dos and Don'ts

Jaimie Woo | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

Another year has come and gone, and 2015 presents an opportunity to start fresh. With that in mind, it's time for the newly minted 114th Congress to make the right choices for the public's interest in its New Year's resolutions, and making the tax code fairer is a good place to start.

Washington Continues to Ignore Tax Reform at Our Economy's Peril

Claire Buchan Parker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Claire Buchan Parker

As much as political leaders talk about ensuring greater opportunity for American workers, they continue to overlook the importance of overhauling our tax code, and specifically our international tax laws, in order to strengthen America's economic competitiveness.

Increase Taxes or Cut Tax Subsidies for the Rich?

Martin Lobel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Martin Lobel

How you ask a question often decides a discussion. If you ask persons on the street whether they would prefer to increase taxes on the rich or cut tax subsidies for the rich, the chances are that you will get far different answers even though the economic effect is the same.

A Corporate Tax Idea That Fixes Lots of Problems

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Some people say we should just repeal the rule that lets companies defer taxes due on profits earned outside of the country until they bring it home. But that undoes the benefits that were the original reason to allow deferral.

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.

Apple Avoiding Billions and Billions of Dollars in Taxes

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Apple (like many giant, multinational corporations) has been avoiding paying the taxes they owe to the country by setting up foreign "subsidiaries" in tax-haven countries, and moving jobs out of the country. Now they want a special tax break to reward them for doing that.

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.

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?

Beware the New Corporate Tax-Cut Scam: LIFT Is A Big LIE

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

LIFT stands for "Let's Invest for Tomorrow," but as Citizens For Tax Justice (CTJ) points out, it really ought to be called LIE, for "Let's Invest Elsewhere."

Ben Hallman

New 'Territorial' Tax Push Could Allow Companies To Pay Even Less In Taxes | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

Corporate profits are soaring, but many of the largest American companies say they need tax relief in order to compete with foreign foes. On Wedn...

If You Want to Reform Something, Reform the Trade Agreements

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

We could have trade agreements that lift and protect working people, protect the environment and encourage democracy. But only if people learn about this and speak up.

Joe Biden Makes Overblown Claim

Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

Joe Biden made a lot of claims about Mitt Romney and the Republican presidential nominee's policies during his fiery speech at the Democratic National...