Currently, the United States has one of the highest tax burdens on personal dividend income in the OECD. The top federal rate on personal dividend income is 23.8 percent (20 percent top marginal tax rate plus a 3.8...
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Iowa Governor Wants a Review of All Tax Credits
The Iowa film tax credit scandal has prompted Governor Chet Culver to call for a review of all of Iowa's tax credits. The report should measure the costs and benefits of the state's credits to determine if they are achieving their goals in a cost effective manner. We encourage the Governor in this effort and hope that such a report will help spur the discussion on costly tax expenditures that often benefit a select group while providing little benefit to the rest of society.
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