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Patching Spain’s Tax Code Won’t Attract Investors

Three years after its initial announcement, Spain’s government has given a green light to the “start-up law” and sent it to parliament. The bill that could be approved by mid-2022 is part of the reform package that Spain and the European Commission agreed upon in order for Spain to receive the European Union recovery funds. […]

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Traveling for the Holidays? States Would Like the Gift of Taxes

There’s no place like home for the holidays, ’cause no matter how far away you roam, state tax collectors will be waiting. It’s not that state tax authorities are a bevy of Ebenezer Scrooges keeping a wary eye on travelers during the holiday season, of course. No, they do this all the time. In most […]

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Exploring How Remote Work Could Impact the Way Countries Tax Individuals

The digitalization of the economy has changed how and where we work. Huddles at the boss’s desk have been replaced by morning video conferences, long nights at the office by incongruous hours flexed around extracurriculars, and dreary days in a metropolitan apartment by weeks in exotic (or at least comfortable) retreats. A question for policymakers […]

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Ohio Lawmakers Agree on Income Tax Cuts and Remote Work Tax Relief

A rosy revenue outlook has allowed Ohio to join eight other states (Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma) in providing tax relief this legislative session. The legislature agreed on a two-year budget ahead of today’s deadline, and the budget is now awaiting Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R) signature. It includes individual income […]

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Ohio Lawmakers Ponder Tax Relief after Rosy Revenue Outlook

Ohio is one of a growing number of states which experienced revenue increases despite the economic slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic and is now looking to return some of that through tax relief. (See analysis of Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, and Oklahoma). The question for Ohio legislators is, how best to do that? This week, […]

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These States Will Pay You to Move. Does That Strategy Make Sense?

This year, state relocation incentives are striking closer to home. Once the near-exclusive domain of economic development offices seeking to attract employers and business investment, the incentives battle has taken a personal turn, with cities and states increasingly offering incentives to individuals, not just companies, as the opportunity for many people to work remotely shakes […]

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Testimony: Convenience Rules and Remote Work in Arkansas

The following is written testimony on Arkansas Senate Bill 484, submitted to the Arkansas Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation. Chair Sample, Vice-Chair Dismang, and Members of the Committee: I regret that it is not possible to appear before you today as you consider Senate Bill 484, but in lieu of that, as you consider […]

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Tax Incentives for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers

Some of Spain’s most popular Youtubers were already residing in Andorra when Ruben Doblas’s public announcement that he plans to move his residency to Andorra triggered Spain’s tax agency to announce new tax avoidance measures to track individuals who plan to change their residency for tax purposes. Andorra’s tax system is still appealing to EU […]

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Join Us for a Free “State Tax Policy Boot Camp”

We’re about to launch a free six-week course in state taxation, and we’d like you to join us. This coming Tuesday, February 16th, the Tax Foundation will kick off its “State Tax Policy Boot Camp,” designed with lawmakers and legislative staff in mind, but ideal for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of state […]

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Taxes and New York’s Fiscal Crisis: Evaluating Revenue Proposals to Close the State’s Budget Gap

Executive Summary At first glance, New York faces projected budget shortfalls as arresting as the New York City skyline, and to meet the challenge, some have proposed taxes that would rival that skyline for staggering height. The challenge confronting policymakers is real, though perhaps not as dire as once feared. Its intensity depends on the […]