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Will Business Kill Tax Reform?

By Joseph J. Thorndike Corporate tax reform, as President Obama declared in his State of the Union speech, is certainly long overdue. But what sort of reform? Some corporations are paying too much, but others aren't paying enough... ... My colleague at Tax Analysts, Marty Sullivan, has underscored...

The State of Our Union

When it comes to tax reform, President Obama won't even attempt to play Ronald Reagan on TV. That much is clear from his State of the Union address last night, which had nothing about real tax reform. For those who thought that corporate tax reform was on the horizon, forget about it. The President's...

Corporate Tax Reform: Time to Think Outside the Box

Thanks to President Obama, corporate tax reform has gone prime time. Major news outlets are reporting on closed-door discussions involving Treasury officials, congressional staff, and industry representatives and on any utterance from members of Congress on the topic. But progress is slow, and most veterans...

A Grown-Up Conversation About Corporate Tax

Nothing is more fun for liberals than to catch a big multinational abusing U.S. tax laws. Google, Cisco, General Electric, and Apple -- to name a few -- now have public relations problems because the press has put a spotlight on their use of offshore tax havens. The tax dodging is disgraceful. The worst...

The GOP Offers a Sound Tax Reform Program in South Carolina

The Republicans in the South Carolina House are preparing a significant reform plan that will vastly improve the state's tax system. Although details are sketchy, the plan will broaden the sales tax base by eliminating two thirds of the exemptions and lower the rate by half a percentage. All remaining...

Tax Reform Goals Differ for Corporate Coalitions

When it comes to taxes, corporate America is divided into two parts. First, there are companies that pay full freight. Their effective tax rates are close to the statutory 35 percent rate. They tend to be low-tech and labor-intensive, and -- most of all -- they have most of their profits in the United...