Competitiveness Impact of Tax Reform for the United States

Key Findings: Among 43 nations surveyed, the United States has the second highest statutory corporate income tax rate at 39.1 percent and is one of the few nations that has… Read More

Tax Freedom Day 2017 is April 23rd

Tax Freedom Day® is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 23rd, 113 days into the year. Read More

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