Taxes

CEO Confidence Hits Three-Year High as Tax Cut Hopes Prevail

An openness to more capital investment was also expressed, though hiring plans have eased back.

Fearing Border Tax Plan is Alive and Well, Retail CEOs March on Washington

The heads of J.C. Penny, Autozone and Dollar General are among leaders who will meet with administration officials today, as lobbying efforts heat up over tax reform.

TAXES & REGULATION: CEOs are Eager for Slashes and Rollbacks

The No. 1 desire of these mid-market CEOs was for the new president to make good—and quickly—on his promise to slash taxes.

CFOs Aren’t so Sure About the Strength of the Economy

Any CEOs hopeful that Donald Trump's election will herald a golden age of strong economic growth may want to have a chat with their CFO.

World’s Most Business-Friendly Tax Regimes Revealed: U.S. Doesn’t Make Top 30

The United States has appeared well down a list of the world's most business-friendly tax regimes, adding weight to calls from Donald Trump to cut corporate tax rates and slash red tape.

Tax Cuts Are Becoming Governors’ Favorite Economic Weapon

More governors than ever understand and embrace the idea that cutting and reforming taxes is the best way to improve the business climate, promote job creation, and ensure economic growth. So while politicians in Washington may not have gotten that message, about 20 Republican governors are moving forward with pro-growth tax-relief initiatives in 2015. That is on top of the 14 states whose 2014 tax cuts will take effect this year.

Do Tax Rates Have Consequences?

For many years, the IRS has been tracking the migration of citizens and their incomes across state lines. Since 1995, $2 trillion has migrated from high-tax states to those with reduced tax burdens. But it’s not just individual people that vote with their feet. Companies are voting, too, and the consequences will change the country’s socio-political landscape.

Many Unhappy Returns: 100 Years of the Income Tax

Last Sunday, Feb. 3 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 16th Amendment, which enabled the establishment of the U.S. federal income tax. The century-long history of the income tax has been marked by more and more taxpayers paying higher and higher amounts of tax. As Americans get ready for yet another tax filing season, take a look at how the income tax has morphed from a tax only a handful of people actually paid in 1913 to behavior-changing deal it is today.

Many Unhappy Returns: 100 Years of the Income Tax

Last Sunday, Feb. 3 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 16th Amendment, which enabled the establishment of the U.S. federal income tax. The century-long history of the income tax has been marked by more and more taxpayers paying higher and higher amounts of tax. As Americans get ready for yet another tax filing season, take a look at how the income tax has morphed from a tax only a handful of people actually paid in 1913 to behavior-changing deal it is today.
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