Cutting the Corporate Tax Would Make Other Problems Grow

The corporate tax rate is in the news today primarily because of inversions. Yesterday, Greg Mankiw’s article proposed the abolition of the corporate tax and adding a consumption tax. Jared Bernstein, below, argues that the corporate tax should be kept.  Though he does not prescribe the tax rate or comment…

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One Way to Fix the Corporate Tax: Repeal It

Reposted from The New York Times ******** One Way to Fix the Corporate Tax: Repeal It N. Gregory Mankiw | August 23, 2014 | NY Times “Some people are calling these companies ‘corporate deserters.’ ” That is what President Obama said last month about the recent wave of tax inversions sweeping across corporate…

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Inverted Thinking on Corporate Taxes: Instead of trying to bar U.S. companies from going overseas, why not make America more hospitable?

Reposted from The Wall Street Journal ******** Inverted Thinking on Corporate Taxes Instead of trying to bar U.S. companies from going overseas, why not make America more hospitable? Michael J. Graetz | July 16, 2014 | WSJ Opinion Treasury Secretary Jack Lew must have loved the children’s classic ” Hans…

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Videos from CPA Consumption Tax Briefing

CPA held a briefing at the National Press Club on May 21, 2014 entitled “How Foreign Consumption Taxes Price American Businesses Out of the Export Market.” There were three presentations:  Dr. Peter Morici (Univ. of MD) spoke about adding a consumption tax and drastically reducing income taxes.  Burl Finklestein (CPA Board and…

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**This Wednesday**: Peter Morici on Tax Reform, Trade Competitiveness

Business and Policy Briefing: How Foreign Consumption Taxes 

Price American Businesses Out of Export Markets Register today to learn about a tax structure that is truly innovative and effective–one that is used by the majority of the world’s nations. Americans – and only Americans – are double taxed when selling…

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China’s VAT Strategy: Building Their Industry, Harming the U.S.

Every year, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issues a report on trade barriers and mercantilism by other countries around the world.  It is sobering reading.  It shows you how far from free trade we are.  It shows the tactics of other countries continue and grow even as the…

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Invitation: Peter Morici on Tax Reform, Trade Competitiveness

Business and Policy Briefing: How Foreign Consumption Taxes 

Price American Businesses Out of Export Markets Register today to learn about a tax structure that is truly innovative and effective–one that is used by the majority of the world’s nations. Americans – and only Americans – are double taxed when selling…

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Pfizer mega deal is about taxes, not really business strategy

Pfizer is buying AstraZeneca and moving its headquarters from the U.S. to Britain.  This is not the first.  Other companies are engaging in acquisitions for tax, rather than business, reasons.  If we lowered the 35% U.S. corporate tax rate to – say – 15%  but shifted to taxing Pfizer products…

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Don’t Tax Stupidly – Strategic Tax Reform for Growth and Trade Performance

CPA Briefing: How Foreign Consumption Taxes Price American Businesses Out of Export Markets Register today to learn about a tax structure that is truly innovative and effective–one that is used by the majority of the world’s nations. Americans – and only Americans – are double taxed when selling overseas. Foreign…

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Register today for this groundbreaking briefing on Tax Reform

CPA Briefing: How Foreign Consumption Taxes Price American Businesses Out of Export Markets Register today! Americans – and only Americans – are double taxed when selling overseas. Foreign countries have replaced their tariffs with consumption taxes on imports as trade liberalization has proceeded. Chinese, Mexico and other countries’ manufacturers receive…

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