The Tax Foundation’s International Tax Competitiveness Index ranks the United States tax code 32nd out of 34 OECD countries. An obvious question to ask, then, is why the U.S. remains so wealthy, and so successful at...
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- What are Capital Gains Taxes?
What are Capital Gains Taxes?
We've released a new video in which Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge and Economist Kyle Pomerleau explain the ins and outs of capital gains taxes in the United States.
Questions answered in the video:
- What are capital gains?
- What are capital gains taxes?
- How does the U.S. treat capital gains differently than its competitors?
- How do taxes on capital gains impact the economy?
- Are taxes on capital gains smart tax policy?
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