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  • Obama: What's legal might not be right for US

    07/25/2014 8:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 25, 2014 | by Everett Rosenfeld
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that American companies performing tax "inversions" are not doing right by their country. Obama said that these companies, which buy foreign firms to technically change their tax domicile to a country with a lower tax rate, benefit from America's university system and infrastructure, but then turn around and "game the system." He told CNBC exclusively that, despite the legality of this corporate practice, inversions are not fair. "You are an American company. You continue to benefit in all kinds of ways from being an American company," the president said. "It is true that there are...
  • Corporate Tax in Japan, Benefits for American Veterans, and Overweight British Kids

    06/09/2014 12:32:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    FinanceTownhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The title of this post sounds like the beginning of a strange joke, but it’s actually because we’re covering three issues today. Our first topic is corporate taxation. More specifically, we’re looking at a nation that seems to be learning that it’s foolish the have a punitive corporate tax system. By way of background, the United States used to have the second-highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. But then the Japanese came to their senses and reduced their tax rate on companies, leaving America with the dubious honor of having the world’s highest rate. So did the United...
  • Abolish The Income Tax: You Won’t Believe Who Is Getting Away With Paying Zero Taxes

    02/24/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/21/2013 | Michael Snyder
    The federal income tax is a bad joke and it needs to be abolished. All over the nation, hard working American families are being absolutely crushed by oppressive levels of taxation, and our politicians are constantly coming up with new ways to extract money from all of us every single year. Meanwhile, many ultra-wealthy Americans and many of the most profitable corporations in the country pay little to nothing in taxes. In fact, as you will see below, there are dozens of very prominent corporations that make billions of dollars in profits and yet don't pay a dime in...
  • Corporate Tax Hurdles: A World of Difference

    04/16/2011 11:54:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Barron's ^ | APRIL 16, 2011 | GENE EPSTEIN
    Back in September 2008, during a presidential debate, Republican candidate John McCain declared: "American business pays the second-highest business taxes in the world, [at] 35%." Democrat Barack Obama, countered that, while on paper corporate taxes look high, "there are so many loopholes that have been written into the tax code that…we actually see our businesses pay effectively one of the lowest rates in the world." Both were right—and wrong. Obama was right that loopholes make the effective tax rate paid by U.S. corporations much lower than the top statutory rate of 35%. But far from paying one of the lowest...
  • Study: State Corporate Income Taxes Hurt Workers’ Wages

    08/08/2009 2:27:23 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies · 424+ views
    Tax Foundation ^ | August 3, 2009
    High corporate income taxes are often justified by the rhetoric that businesses—and their high-income investors—should "pay their fair share." In Tax Foundation Special Report No. 169, "The Corporate Income Tax and Workers' Wages: New Evidence from the 50 States," Senior Fellow Robert Carroll, Ph.D., finds that states with high corporate income taxes have likely depressed their workers' wages over the long term, while states with low corporate taxes have boosted worker productivity and real wages. "These findings are not only consistent with a growing body of research on international corporate income taxes and wages, but they get to the heart...
  • Putin Slams Obama Tax Proposal (The world is upside down)

    06/16/2009 10:41:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 82 replies · 4,892+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 6/16/09 | staff
    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on U.S. companies' foreign operations, saying it would amount to double taxation that will hurt the global economy. "This is a serious decision for the world economy," Putin said at a meeting of the Presidium, the government said on its web site. "If taxes are imposed on all companies working abroad, then it will mean the total destruction of the system for avoiding double taxation." Putin instructed Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin to hold discussions on the plan with Obama's administration. Kudrin met with finance ministers...
  • Tax Dodge Myths

    05/11/2009 9:07:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 482+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 11, 2009 | By Robert J. Samuelson
    Listen to President Obama, and the status quo seems a cesspool. Pervasive "loopholes" engineered by "well-connected lobbyists" allow U.S. multinationals to skirt American taxes and outsource jobs to low-tax countries. Myth: Aided by those overpaid lobbyists, American multinationals are taxed lightly -- less so than their foreign counterparts. Reality: Just the opposite. Most countries don't tax the foreign profits of their multinational firms at all. Myth: When U.S. multinationals invest abroad, they destroy American jobs. Reality: Not so. Myth: Plugging overseas corporate tax loopholes will dramatically improve the budget outlook as multinationals pay their "fair" share. Reality: Dream on.
  • Obama's Global Tax Raid

    05/06/2009 4:51:15 AM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies · 802+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2009 | Wall Street Journal
    President Obama revealed Monday that he's half a supply-sider. If only someone could explain to him the other half. We have a tax code, the President said, "that says you should pay lower taxes if you create a job in Bangalore, India, than if you create one in Buffalo, New York." That sounds like a great argument for lowering taxes on the guy creating jobs in Buffalo. Alas, that's not what he has in mind.
  • Obama seeks tax changes for U.S. firms overseas (No more deducting overseas operations expenses)

    05/04/2009 5:24:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 1,446+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/4/2009 | Kim Dixon and Caren Bohan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will propose changing provisions in the tax code that he says encourage U.S. companies to move jobs overseas, as part of a broader package aimed at saving $210 billion over 10 years. Obama will seek to follow through on a campaign promise to change the tax treatment of American firms with overseas operations. That portion of his plan -- opposed by such firms as Pfizer Inc and Oracle Corp -- would raise more than $100 billion in revenue over the next decade. Obama vowed in a February address to the U.S. Congress...
  • Firms Face New Tax Curbs

    05/04/2009 5:21:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies · 2,551+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 4, 2009 | John D. McKinnon and Jesse Drucker
    The Obama administration will roll out details Monday of what aides are calling a far-reaching crackdown on offshore tax avoidance, targeting many U.S.-based multinational corporations and wealthy individuals. President Barack Obama will flesh out a proposal included in his February budget blueprint seeking to curb the practice of parking foreign earnings in offshore tax havens indefinitely. By some estimates, $700 billion or more in U.S. corporate earnings have accumulated in overseas accounts in recent years. The plan to be announced Monday will go further. It aims to change the legal treatment of offshore subsidiaries and structures that companies have used...
  • President Takes Aim at Foreign Profits

    02/26/2009 2:36:19 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies · 792+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 26, 2009 | Martin Vaughan
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has proposed a dramatic tax increase on the foreign profits of U.S. multinationals, in a 10-year budget blueprint released Thursday. The tax increase on foreign income, taken together with proposals to crack down on offshore tax cheating, would swell federal coffers by an extra $25 billion a year in revenue by 2014, according to projections by White House budget officials. The budget plan would also impose a $31.5 billion tax increase, over a 10-year period, on oil companies, by repealing various tax breaks now enjoyed by the sector. In addition to that, Mr. Obama would...
  • What Would the Entrepreneur Do?

    08/03/2006 9:21:22 AM PDT · by GoldwaterFellow · 1 replies · 182+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | 8/3/06 | Noah Clarke
    Phasing out the corporate income tax would keep Arizona at the head of the pack At 6.97 percent, Arizona has one of the highest corporate income tax rates in the West. Despite this fact Arizona's economy keeps motoring along. Unemployment remains low and average earnings continue to rise, now just over $40,000. But like any NASCAR champion will tell you, if you want to stay ahead of the pack, you have to improve every year. Hard working entrepreneurs are responsible for the state's growing prosperity. The best thing Arizona policymakers can to do to help them keep on keeping on...