There has been considerable discussion about the corporate tax system in the U.S. and the IRS’s global reach in the media over the past year. The rash of corporate inversions was the catalyst for the public discussion of...
- Top Quintile Now Pays 94% of Income Taxes
Top Quintile Now Pays 94% of Income Taxes
Key Findings OECD countries rely heavily on consumption taxes, such as the value added tax, and social insurance taxes, such as the payroll tax. The United States relies heavily on the individual income tax, at 37 percent of total government...
Executive Summary In his bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty recommends a wealth tax as a remedy to inequality. The basic version of Piketty’s wealth tax would impose a tax rate of 1 percent on net worth of $1.3...
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