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Minimum Book Tax: Flawed Revenue Source, Penalizes Pro-Growth Cost Recovery

As the U.S. Senate races to consider the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a centerpiece of the proposed tax increases is the 15 percent minimum book tax on corporate income for firms earning over $1 billion, making up about 60 percent of the net revenue in the IRA. The minimum book tax puts one of the […]

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Reminder that Corporate Taxes Are the Most Economically Damaging Way to Raise Revenue

In the rush to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which features an ill-conceived tax on the book income of U.S. corporations, it is worth reminding policymakers of a well-established finding in the economic literature: that among all the major ways to raise revenue, increasing the corporate tax is the most economically destructive due to its […]

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Details & Analysis of the Senate Inflation Reduction Act Tax Provisions

Preliminary Revenue and Economic Estimates Net Revenue Long-run GDP Wages FTE Jobs Source: Tax Foundation General Equilibrium Model, July 2022. Last-week’s Democrat-sponsored Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), successor to the House-passed Build Back Better Act of late 2021, has been touted by President Biden to, among other things, help reduce the country’s crippling inflation. Using the […]

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How Does Inflation Reduction Act Minimum Tax Compare to Global Minimum Tax?

Over the course of the last year, it has become clear that Democratic lawmakers want to change U.S. tax rules for large companies. However, as proposals have been debated in recent months, there are have been clear divides between U.S. proposals and the global minimum tax rules. Before getting too far into the weeds, it […]