Categories
Uncategorized

Financing Infrastructure Spending with Corporate Tax Increases Would Stunt Economic Growth

The Biden administration’s American Jobs Plan (AJP) proposal to fund infrastructure spending relies on a bet that the benefits outweigh the costs of a higher corporate tax burden. Using the Tax Foundation model, we find that this trade-off is a bad one for the U.S. economy, resulting in reduced GDP, less capital investment, fewer jobs, […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Testimony: Tax Fairness, Economic Growth, and Funding Government Investments

Note: The following is the testimony of Scott A. Hodge, President of the Tax Foundation, prepared for the Senate Finance Committee (Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth of the Committee on Finance) for a hearing on April 27, 2021, titled, “Creating Opportunity Through a Fairer Tax System.” Table of Contents Thank you, Madame Chairman, […]

Categories
Uncategorized

U.S. Effective Corporate Tax Rate Is Right in Line With Its OECD Peers

President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise taxes on corporations has renewed arguments about how much the U.S. should collect from corporations in tax revenue compared to other advanced countries. Advocates of raising corporate taxes argue that the U.S. collects less from corporations compared to its peers and that the U.S. has an unusually low effective […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Combined Corporate Rates Would Exceed 30 Percent in Most States Under Biden’s Tax Plan

President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the federal corporate income tax rate to 28 percent would increase the combined average top tax rate on corporate income to 32.4 percent, highest in the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), reducing U.S. competitiveness and long-run economic growth. While the focus has been on the federal rate, […]

Categories
Uncategorized

President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Raises Taxes on U.S. Production

Was this page helpful to you? Thank You! The Tax Foundation works hard to provide insightful tax policy analysis. Our work depends on support from members of the public like you. Would you consider contributing to our work? Contribute to the Tax Foundation Share This Article! Let us know how we can better serve you! […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Wyden’s Energy Tax Proposal a Mixed Bag

With the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act package signed into law, lawmakers are looking for the next issue to tackle. As the Biden administration turns toward infrastructure, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has suggested including reforms to the way the tax code subsidizes energy production in such a package. Wyden introduced the Clean Energy for America […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Economic Analysis of Financing Options for Infrastructure Spending Proposals

As the economic recovery is debated amid the coronavirus pandemic, there have been growing calls to include additional public investment in infrastructure such as transportation, airports, buildings, and broadband. Many have argued that the United States has outdated infrastructure and that has weakened the nation’s economic productivity and global competitiveness. As policymakers start thinking about […]