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Corporate Taxes

Cracking The Tax Code: Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Thing One: Cracking The Tax Code: President Obama will try to swipe the political football away from his GOP rivals today by proposing a tax cut for c...

Obama's Proposed Minimum Tax on Foreign Earnings

Robert Pozen | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Pozen

If properly designed, the president's minimum tax could substantially improve the current system of taxing foreign profits of U.S. multinational corporations -- by both raising revenues and encouraging domestic investments.

Facebook Getting A Huge Tax Break, Despite Big Profits: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

Facebook's recent decision to go public may be a boon for the company in more ways than one. Facebook is structuring its initial public offering i...

Obama To Call For Lower Corporate Tax Rate

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

* Top U.S. corporate tax rate is 35 percent * Obama seen calling for lower rate, in line with peers * Opening salvo in c...

Saving Us From the Bottom

Jim Worth | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Jim Worth

Time is running out so we, collectively, must demand a change in direction -- a radical change that will reestablish the middle-class and strengthen the nation's economy.

Corporate Taxes As Percentage Of Profits Now Lowest In Decades

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

As a percentage of ever-growing profits, corporations are paying less in taxes than they have in decades. Thanks in part to federal tax breaks, cor...

On "Territorial" Taxation Issue, Don't Ignore U.S. Workers' Interests

Chuck Marr | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Chuck Marr

Apple is a business and, as such, it seeks to maximize profits for its shareholders, not improve the living standards of average Americans. Unfortunately, policymakers tend to forget that basic reality when they are debating tax policy.

Jillian Berman

OOPS: Romney Wrongly Claims Obama Raised Corporate Tax Rate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

The only problem with Mitt Romney's fact check of President Barack Obama after his State of the Union address was that the Republican presidential can...

Political Gridlock, Poor Eduction Making U.S. Less Competitive: Survey

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

* 71 percent say U.S. to be less competitive * Political gridlock, education, tax code key worries * Survey polled Harva...

David Cay Johnston: A Corporate Tax Code For A Different Century

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

(Repeating for wider distribution.) NEW YORK, Jan 13 (David Cay Johnston, Reuters) - Big business is lobbying for a major cut in the corpora...

Over Two-Thirds Of Corporations Pay No Federal Corporate Income Tax

Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

At a time when the federal government is starved for cash -- and facing layoffs and cuts in services across the board -- more and more corporations ar...

What Did I Get for Christmas? More Taxes!

Gene Marks | Posted 02.26.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Like the in-laws, taxes are returning. So now that the relatives have packed up and gone home, maybe it's time to spend a few hours with someone even more important to you and your family: your accountant.

We Need a Manufacturing Agenda

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

While there is room to strengthen the agenda further -- by adding major regulatory reforms -- it provides the building blocks of what is needed for strengthening manufacturing competitiveness, economic growth and job creation.

The Defining Issue: Not Government's Size, But Who It's For

Robert Reich | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

"Big government" isn't the problem. The problem is big money is taking over government.

Newt's Tax Plan, and Why His Polls Rise the More Outrageous He Becomes

Robert Reich | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Newt Gingrich has done it again. With his new tax plan he has raised the bar from irresponsibility to recklessness.

Tax Evasion Costing The World Trillions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

In a world filled with bulging budget crises and anti-tax rhetoric sits the looming problem of how to obtain the revenue at all. Tax evasion accou...

Lower Corporate Taxes, Increase Competition

Elaine Kamarck | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Elaine Kamarck

When it comes to fixing the economy there are no silver bullets. And while each party has its own ideas, there are few that both parties can agree on. But there is one idea kicking around that has a surprising amount of bi-partisan support -- reforming the corporate tax rate.

State Income Tax Avoided By 68 Large Profitable U.S. Companies In Recent Years: Study

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Large U.S. corporations are not only figuring out ways to avoid federal income taxes, but taxes at the state level too. Of the country's most consi...

Loopholes, Corporate Tax Dodging Costing Developing Countries Billions: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

It's no secret that many multinationals have become particularly adept at exploiting tax loopholes. Nor is it a surprising that the U.S. federal defic...

In the Public Interest: Deficit Reduction That Should Be Easy

Dan_Smith | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Dan_Smith

The decision on how we achieve deficit reduction now returns to the full Congress. They can do right by the American people and end wasteful subsidies, close corporate tax loopholes and direct taxpayer money to important public priorities.

Restore the Basic Bargain

Robert Reich | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Corporate profits are up right now largely because pay is down and companies aren't hiring. This is a losing game even for corporations over the long term. Without enough American consumers, their profitable days are numbered.

WATCH: Some Billionaires Paying Less Than One Percent In Taxes

Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

Despite making more than a billion dollars, some of the nation's super rich manage to pay an extremely low tax rate. The top 400 earners in the U....

Let's Get Lost: Welcome to a Decade We May Need to Forget

Ron Gitter | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Ron Gitter

Forces seem to be aligning in a way that could cause the economy to continue to drift aimlessly for many years to come, like the ship in Dead Calm. How exactly do we exit this situation?

American Corporations Owe Nothing to American Workers, and That's a Big Part of the Problem.

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

In last Wednesday's CNBC-sponsored "Your Money, Your Vote" Republican Presidential Debate, an intriguing question was posed that goes to the heart of the issue "to what extent should America be willing to rely on the private sector for our economic recovery?"

Corporate Loopholes: The Tip of the Iceberg

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Some days it feels like America may be speeding towards a proverbial iceberg. The tip of the iceberg is the budget deficit; and the failure to invest in our human capital is the rest of the iceberg that will sink America's ship of state. But as the super committee struggles to make difficult decisions in the coming weeks to reduce the budget deficit, one of the proposals it is considering is reducing the corporate tax rate. This would be a step away from investing in human capital, and a step towards balancing the budget on the backs of our youth, who need health care and nutrition, quality education and good jobs to build a strong America. Children did not cause the budget deficit and they must not be sacrificed to help solve it.