Tax season is behind us, but it’s never too early for businesses to plan for the future. One of the more recent changes that Congress has made to the tax code involves the accounting rules that apply to the first-year bonus depreciation of business equipment.
While there aren't yet any specific laws on the table, the corporate interest tax deduction is becoming an issue in the presidential election. Over the past year, candidates on both sides of the aisle have made proposals to limit the CIT as part adjustments to the tax code.
Okay, so it's no longer attractive to merge two large companies, then set sail for cheaper shores. You probably weren’t planning to anyway. But what most CEOs don’t realize is that the Tax Inversion Rule has additional ramifications that could affect all companies.
New global digital business models are a source of acute tax uncertainty today. Simple tax questions—where did this transaction take place? Where was this software developed? Can have complicated answers in an interconnected world.
By now, American companies seeking to lower corporate taxes by merging with foreign-based outfits—in so-called “tax inversion” deals—have become political punching bags.
You may have thought this trend was behind us, but “tax inversion” acquisitions are still going on across America’s borders, despite U.S.-government efforts to curb them. As a result, many boards are still faced with the difficult choice between shareholder value and patriotism.
Leaders must always look ahead and take action today against what seems like an uncertain tomorrow.
If the U.S. middle market—which employs 32 million people—were a country, it would have the 4th largest GDP in the world, according to commercial lender CIT. In addition, it takes in more than $6 trillion in revenues and creates 25% of all U.S. jobs. Based on its size, it would not be difficult for the middle market to effect change, and when it comes to corporate taxes, that’s exactly what the collective group is trying to do.
With more and more small to medium sized companies operating across borders, many are falling victim to increasingly complex international tax rules. Here’s how to get it under control.
When deciding where to establish or relocate a business, tax rates, credits, and incentives are an important consideration. And as corporate and income tax rates vary by state, it's crucial to know the landscape before entering a market. Here's an in-depth guide and what you should focus on.
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