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December 02. 2013

Which Corporate Taxation for America?

Corporate tax reform is one of the few issues that garner bipartisan support in a deeply divided US Congress, but there is significant debate about how to fix the system. One major area of disagreement is how to tax the foreign earnings of US multinational companies (MNCs), a disagreement highlighted by the recent proposals issued by Senator Max Baucus, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

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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 19. 2013

End the lockout on foreign earnings

What could American companies do with $2 trillion? Invest, expand payrolls and create jobs. The only thing that stands in the way is the U.S. tax code.

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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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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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August 06. 2013

Financial Times: Think-tank urges US to switch to ‘territorial’ tax system

By James Politi, 8/6/13 — US companies would repatriate as much as $1.6tn – or the bulk of the cash they have stashed overseas – if America overhauls the treatment of international earnings in a sweeping reform of the corporate tax code, a Republican-leaning think-tank said on Tuesday.

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