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Corporate Tax Reform

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Apple CEO: 'We Pay All The Taxes We Owe'

AP | MARCY GORDON and PETER SVENSSON | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Senate dragged Apple Inc., the world's most valuable company, into the debate over the U.S. tax code Tuesday, grilling CEO Tim ...

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 corpo...

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
ARTINFO

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

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...

Untying the Knot

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Budget rhetoric in Washington is askew. Instead of discussing taxes we ought to be discussing the merit of programs and how to pay for them. But programs are never debated.

Americans Say Others Not Paying Fair Share Of Taxes

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

It's not that Americans just don't like paying taxes. They also really don't approve of the U.S. system as a whole, according to a recent survey. ...

Senator On Corporate Tax Rate: 'This Isn't An April Fool's Day Joke'

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

* Japan's corporate tax rate dropping to 38.01 pct on Sunday * Combined U.S. 39.2 pct rate will be developed world's highest ...

A Grown-Up Conversation About the Corporate Tax

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Martin Sullivan

Higher corporate taxes do not reduce corporate capital formation. They shift it abroad. The result is domestic job losses and lower domestic wages.

Main Street or Wall Street? Why Not Both?

Kristie Arslan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

If we're going to talk about tax reform, we need to be talking about reform across the board, not just for those who seem to command the most attention and action from Congress and the White House.

Zach Carter

CEOs Embrace Tax Hike Plans Rejected By Paul Ryan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A powerful coalition of corporate executives on Wednesday praised a deficit reduction plan that has long been maligned by GOP leaders fo...

Corporate Tax Rate Hits Ten-Year Low

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

Nobody likes tax time. But for many companies, that annual burden is getting a lot lighter. Corporations are enjoying not only record profits, but ...