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January 13. 2014

Looking Ahead: Tax Reform in 2014

As 2013 drew to a close, there was widespread speculation about the future of tax reform. But while prognosticators and pundits may disagree about what Congress will do next, what is indisputable is that tax reform, done right, would be a tremendous boon to the American economy. That’s why, fresh off their recent budget agreement, […]

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November 19. 2013

ACT Statement on the Senate Finance Committee Staff’s International Tax Reform Discussion Draft

ACT released the following statement in response to the release of the Senate Finance Committee staff’s international tax reform discussion draft.

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November 14. 2013

New JCT Report Shows Corporate Income Tax Rate’s Effect on Average Americans

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) recently released a report that illustrates how America’s 35% corporate income tax rate — the highest in the developed world — hurts American workers.

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November 11. 2013

New Study: International Tax Reform Will Create American Jobs and Boost Economic Growth

A new study shows that moving to a hybrid international system would increase U.S. GDP by $22 billion annually and create an estimated 154,000 new jobs per year.

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October 22. 2013

1986 Was A Great Year! Twenty-Seven Years Later, Time to ACT on Tax Reform

In a new video, ACT Economic Advisors Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Dr. Laura Tyson look back at 1986 and how much has changed since we last reformed our tax code.

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October 21. 2013

MythBuster: New Analysis Finds Effective Corporate Tax Rates Significantly Higher than Reported by GAO

This week, a new study finds that over the entire 2004-2010 period the average worldwide effective tax rate of all U.S. companies exceeded 35 percent based on actual tax payments.

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September 17. 2013

Brennan Study Upends Conventional Wisdom on Repatriation

By ACT Staff A recent, independent report by Thomas Brennan, a law professor at Northwestern University, takes a fresh look at the provision in the American Jobs Creation Act (AJCA) of 2004 that temporarily allowed US companies to claim an 85% deduction for repatriated foreign earnings in excess of a company’s historic average. Prior research […]

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August 16. 2013

Inside Tax Reform – Why Corporate Reform Should be Revenue Neutral

By ACT Staff, 8/16/13 — Comprehensive tax reform that cuts tax rates, ends tax breaks and preferences, and modernizes the international rules like most of the rest of the world would increase economic growth and improve American competitiveness.

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August 08. 2013

Tax reform would fuel U.S. economy

Momentum is building for tax reform — and with good reason. By Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

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July 31. 2013

ACT Advisor, Dr. Laura Tyson, Calls For Tax Reform at Congressional Economic Committee Hearing

ACT Advisor, Dr. Laura Tyson, Calls For Tax Reform at Congressional Economic Committee Hearing Expert Tells Congress Reform Would Create Jobs, Boost Competitiveness and Grow our Economy WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Dr. Laura Tyson, an economic advisor to the Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT) and former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President […]

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