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Corporate Tax Reform Taxing Profits in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 1430239271
ISBN-13: 9781430239277
Edition: 2011
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Description: Corporate tax reform is in the air. Competitive pressures from globalization, as well as skyrocketing budget deficits, are forcing lawmakers to rethink how America’s largest businesses are taxed. Some want to close “loopholes.” Others want to end  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Apress L. P.
Publication date: 10/23/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Corporate tax reform is in the air. Competitive pressures from globalization, as well as skyrocketing budget deficits, are forcing lawmakers to rethink how America’s largest businesses are taxed. Some want to close “loopholes.” Others want to end all U.S. tax on foreign profits. Some want to lower rates, while still others want to abolish the corporate tax altogether and replace it with an entirely new system. Unlike many other books on tax policy,Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Centuryis not selling an idea or approaching the issue from a particular political slant. It boils down the complexity of corporate taxation into simple language so readers can make up their own minds about the future of this controversial tax. For too long, the issue of corporate tax reform has been the exclusive domain of lawyers and economists who devote their entire adult lives to studying the tax.Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Centuryopens the door on these issues to all concerned citizens by providing a compact guide to the economics and politics of the current debate on corporate tax reform.  Provides an overview of the corporate tax and the possibilities for reformDiscusses the impact on businesspeople and individual taxpayersBoils down complex tax concepts boiled into simple languageSpurs lively discussion of the political issues without political biasIncludes a discussion of ideas for revamping taxes for individuals, since the corporate and individual tax codes are interrelatedWhat you’ll learnWhy economists want to abolish the corporate taxWhy politicians can’t get rid of the corporate taxWhat the biggest and the slimiest loopholes areThe ramifications of all possible outcomes for businesspeopleHow the U.S. tax code compares to foreign competitorsThe major options for reform, including the flat taxHow politics and tight budgets will shape the debate before and after the 2012 electionWhy individual taxpayers have a stake in the outcome of this debateWho this book is forCorporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Centuryis for citizens concerned about America’s future who want to get beyond the economic jargon and political rhetoric that dominates most discussion of business tax policy. As the debate on the complex issue of corporate tax reform rages in Washington,Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Centuryis a beginner’s guide that is useful to business executives, market analysts, journalists, lawmakers, government policy analysts, lawyers, accountants, as well as students of public policy, law, accounting, and economics.

Martin A. Sullivan is chief economist at Tax Analysts, the non-profit provider of tax news and analysis for the global community. He contributes regularly to various Tax Analysts print and online publications, including the flagship magazine Tax Notes and its sister publications, State Tax Notes and Tax Notes International . He is also author of Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century , published in 2011 by Apress. He testifies regularly before Congress, appears on national TV and radio, and is often quoted in leading newspapers and magazines. Previously, he was an economist at the U.S. Treasury Department, the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, and a major accounting firm. He earned his B.A. at Harvard University and his Ph.D. at Northwestern University.

Let the Debate Begin
Profits and Profit Tax, By the Numbers
The Overwhelming Case against the Corporate Tax
Why the Corporate Tax Won't Go Away
Cut the Rate!
Where the Money Is
Corporate Tax Expenditures
How Should Foreign Profits Be Taxed?
Globalization and the Modern Multinational
Pass-Through Entities
State Corporate Taxes
Corporate Tax Simplification
Fundamental Tax Reform
More Bold Reforms
The Budget and Political Reality
Notes on the Tables
Further Reading

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