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An International Tax Agenda for Congress on the Anniversary of the Global Tax Deal

Key Findings A year since the global tax deal was agreed to by more than 130 countries, progress on implementing legislation has hit a lull. Implementation of the minimum tax rules is not expected until the end of 2023 or in 2024. Since the 2017 U.S. tax reforms and other recent international rules changes, onshoring […]

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4 Things to Know About the Global Tax Debate

The taxation of large companies has been in the spotlight recently as governments around the world have sought to make significant changes to how corporate profits are taxed in a global economy. Last year more than 130 jurisdictions agreed to an outline of policies that would change where companies pay taxes and institute a global […]

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Biden’s FY 2023 Budget Would Result in $4 Trillion of Gross Revenue Increases

This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will testify before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Proposals. Combined with the tax increases in the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), which the budget assumes becomes law, President Biden would raise revenues by $4 trillion on […]

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The Misguided Notion of Government-Set Prices for Prescription Drugs

A centerpiece of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) as passed by the House last year was drug pricing legislation, which could be included in the next version of the BBBA, now rebranded as an inflation-control, climate, and deficit-reduction bill. While headline inflation is at an alarming rate, with the most recent 12-month reading at […]

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Biden Budget Would Raise Income Tax Rates to Highest in Developed World

President Biden’s budget came out this week with a very sensible message about the need for stronger economic growth and sound fiscal policy: “Critically, my Budget would also keep our Nation on a sound fiscal course. It fights inflation and helps families deal with rising costs by growing our economy, making more goods in America, […]

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A Regulatory Tax Hike on U.S. Multinationals

Throughout the first year of the Biden administration, one tax policy theme was consistent. The President and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen were focused on increasing the tax burden on U.S. companies—particularly multinational companies.  As Secretary Yellen put it last year, “It is about making sure that governments have stable tax systems that raise sufficient revenue […]

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The Global Minimum Tax Changes the Game for Build Back Better Revenue

The global minimum tax has upended many conversations about international tax policy, including in the United States. The goal of the policy is to set a worldwide 15 percent minimum effective tax rate on corporate profits and enforce it through a set of interconnected rules. If enough countries adopt those rules, then even those that […]

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Taxes, Fiscal Policy, and Inflation

Consumer prices rose by 7 percent in 2021, the highest annual rate of inflation since 1982. Where did this inflation come from and what might its impacts be? Tax and fiscal policy offer important clues. Initially thought to be “transitory” and largely the result of pandemic-related supply-chain issues, many economists at the Federal Reserve and […]

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Gift or Lump of Coal: U.S. Cross-border Tax Changes Won’t Be Home for Christmas

As 2021 comes to a close, countries are moving toward harmonizing tax rules for multinationals, but stalled talks on the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) in the United States means new uncertainties for a global agreement and for taxpayers. Despite the 2017 U.S. tax reform serving as inspiration for current discussions of a global minimum […]

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Permanent Build Back Better Act Would Likely Require Large Tax Increases on the Middle Class

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has given us a sobering look into our fiscal future under the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), estimating that if all the bill’s policies were made permanent, $3 trillion would be added to the national debt over the next 10 years. This is on top of more than $7 trillion […]