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Corporate Taxes

Obama Scores Big Win Against Tax-Dodging Deals

Reuters | Ben Hirschler | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has pulled the plug on its plan to buy Dublin-based Shire , recommending shareholders vote against th...

Warren Buffett: U.S. Never Followed Through On That Whole 'Tax The Rich' Thing

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

Warren Buffett thinks it's a problem that some of the wealthiest Americans pay lower tax rates than their housekeepers. The billionaire investor sa...

A Brief History of America's Attitude Toward Taxes

Roger Martin | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business
Roger Martin

The changing attitudes toward and laws around income taxes has been a major driver of the rise of America's modern talent-based, knowledge economy.

Why You Shouldn't Be 'Optimistic' About Corporate 'Tax Reform'

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

"Reform" is lobbyist-speak for opening up the floodgates, hanging the flags out, lighting the savings accounts on fire, letting dozens of blackbirds fly out of the pie, letting the horses out of the barn and generally fleecing the citizenry.

Zach Carter

Obama Probably Will Be Annoyed With Bill Clinton's Latest Call To Cut Corporate Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

During an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton called to cut corporate taxes and give companies a break on money stashed over...

Turns Out Ditching America To Dodge Taxes Isn't Always Great For Business

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

We've been doing it wrong. Instead of trying to shame American companies into not buying foreign companies to avoid taxes, we should tell them it's ba...

Inversions Are Revealing the Ugly Face of Shareholder Value

Ralph Gomory | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Ralph Gomory

Seeing what our companies are willing to do to escape paying income tax, people are beginning to wonder about how American our American companies are.

Reforming Our International Tax System Is at the Heart of American Economic Competitiveness

Claire Buchan Parker | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Claire Buchan Parker

The fact that U.S. multinationals have not given up and are actively dealing with this tax challenge does not mean that the status quo fossilized in our outdated tax code shouldn't be addressed and in an urgent manner no less.

Actually, Burger King Has Been Trying To Dodge Taxes For Years

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business

By Tom Bergin LONDON, Sept. 2 (Reuters) - Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U...

How Corporations Blackmail States Out Of Billions In Taxpayers Dollars

The Fiscal Times | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business

This week’s merger between Burger King and Tim Hortons, and the proposed shift of the American food icon’s headquarters to Canada, has everyone ta...

The Two Trillion Dollar Heist: The Perversion of Inversion

Bill Ayres | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Bill Ayres

Fiscal conservatives complain about how we do not have enough money to pay for Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, education, etc. Yet, they want to protect these companies which are stretching the tax rules and costing taxpayers who play by the rules billions of needed dollars.

Now It's Burger King Renouncing US Citizenship -- Let's Eat Somewhere Else

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Every single step to Burger King's success was backed and enabled up by our taxpayer-funded American system. Our government is the reason that Burger King is extremely profitable.

John Boehner And Top Republican Profit From Corporate Inversions

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) personally profited from a corporate tax loophole ...

Curbing Corporate Inversions Through Public Pressure for Economic Patriotism

Anne Tucker | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Anne Tucker

Public pressure for economic patriotism and corporate stewardship must be a part of any permanent solution. It will mitigate market-based profit maximization pressures. Brand identity and consumer loyalty are not subject to the kind of loopholes that riddle the tax code or the partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C.

Are American Corporations Really Less Competitive Because of Taxes?

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Corporations are complaining that this (lowered) rate makes them "uncompetitive" and are demanding "corporate tax reform." Because job creators -- or something. This time they threaten to -- or do -- renounce their U.S. citizenship. But are corporate tax rates really "uncompetitive"? And what does that even mean?

A Progressive Way to End Corporate Inversions

Jonathan Reiss | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Jonathan Reiss

The preferential treatment of capital gains and dividend income is a huge benefit to the 0.1%. On the other hand, the burden of corporate taxes is likely borne more widely. The current system penalizes smaller "patriotic" companies and benefits large multinationals.

Chiquita Bananas Could Face Boycott Over Plan To Ditch America

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business

Chiquita may be the next major corporation to split from the U.S. to avoid taxes. The banana giant rejected a $625 million buyout bid by Brazilian ...

Walgreen Co. Did the Right Thing, But Most Corporations Won't Without a Change in Tax Rules

Robert McIntyre | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Robert McIntyre

Can someone realistically forego getting a prescription filled because it's made by a bad corporate citizen? Probably not. Only Congress and the Obama administration can truly stop corporate inversions.

Alexander C. Kaufman

How Americans Scared Walgreens Out Of A $4 Billion Tax Dodge

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business

Walgreens just rocked the boat for companies fleeing U.S. soil to avoid paying taxes. Walgreen Co., the drugstore chain's parent company, announced...

Wealthy Businessman Pushes Bill Tying Corporate Taxes to CEO Salaries

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

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Jon Stewart Exposes The Most Outrageous Corporate Tax Dodge Yet

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.31.2014 | Comedy

It's the corporate tax loophole that could be costing you billions. American companies are quietly changing their paperwork to make it seem as if they...

Let's Call 'Corporate Inversion' for What It Is: A Gaping, Unpatriotic Tax Loophole

Richard Trumka | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

We need to start demanding a little more patriotism from these corporations. If they want to keep benefiting from everything our great country has to offer, they need to start showing a little more loyalty to the people who live and work in America.

No More Subsidizing Corporate Tax Cheats

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Too many American corporations have recently sought to renounce their corporate citizenship and reincorporate as a citizen of another country in order to avoid paying a fair share of taxes. The technical term for this practice is an "inversion," but it really is a perversion of our tax laws.

The Increasing Irrelevance of Corporate Nationality

Robert Reich | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Who's us? Who's them? Increasingly, corporate nationality is whatever a corporation decides it is. So instead of worrying about who's American and who's not, here's a better idea: Create incentives for any global company to do what we'd like it to do in the United States.

Shiftless Corporations Renounce America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Early last week, the drug firm Mylan stomped on the Stars and Stripes as it ditched America for the Netherlands. Then, on Friday, the drug company AbbVie similarly renounced America. For 30 pieces of silver, it will become Irish.