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Treasury State Tax Cuts Limitation Rule

[ad_1] Last month, the U.S. Department of the Treasury promulgated an interim final rule regarding its implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provision restricting states’ ability to cut taxes. We previously outlined four questions Treasury needed to answer in its guidance and subsequently analyzed the text of the rule when it was promulgated

Value-Added Tax (VAT) Bases in Europe

[ad_1] Today’s post will take a closer look at European OECD countries’ Value-Added Tax (VAT) bases. One way to measure a country’s Value-Added Tax base is the VAT revenue ratio. This ratio looks at the difference between the VAT revenue actually collected and collectable VAT revenue under a VAT that was applied at the standard rate

Ohio Budget Proposals: Ohio Income Tax Reform

[ad_1] Ohio is one of a growing number of states which experienced revenue increases despite the economic slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic and is now looking to return some of that through tax relief. (See analysis of Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, and Oklahoma). The question for Ohio legislators is, how best to do that? This

State Pension Funding: State Pension Plan Finances

[ad_1] Although most states are on solid financial footing following the coronavirus crisis, pension liabilities are a deep-seated problem that long predates the pandemic. The most recent data from Truth in Accounting (which analyzes government accounting data from every state) shows the strain on state retirement systems in 2019 as pension funds strive to keep pace with

Business Tax Lessons from Down Under

[ad_1] This week the Australian government released its latest budget proposal and two policies that stand out in its fiscal response to the pandemic should be helpful as the economic engine of the country turns back on. The first is full expensing for some investments and the second is the introduction of a loss carryback

Biden’s Tax Plan Could Impact Small Businesses

[ad_1] Although the Biden administration’s intention may be to target top firms and earners with its new corporate tax proposals, many small businesses could be impacted by what would be unwise policy considering the disproportionate harm done already by the COVID-19 pandemic. Contrary to the image some may hold of corporations, not all are necessarily

These States Will Pay You to Move. Does That Strategy Make Sense?

[ad_1] This year, state relocation incentives are striking closer to home. Once the near-exclusive domain of economic development offices seeking to attract employers and business investment, the incentives battle has taken a personal turn, with cities and states increasingly offering incentives to individuals, not just companies, as the opportunity for many people to work remotely

Biden’s First 100 Days: Taxes & Tax Policy

[ad_1] In his first 100 days as president, Joe Biden has proposed more than a dozen significant changes to the U.S. tax code that would raise upwards of $3 trillion in revenue and reduce incentives to invest, save, and work in the United States. While proposing ways to pay for new spending and for expanded