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cell phone taxes, wireless tax rates once again rise

Wireless Taxes and Fees Climb Again in 2018

A typical family with four cell phones paying $100 per month for service can expect to pay about $229 per year in wireless taxes, fees, and surcharges. Nationally, these impositions make up about 19.1 percent of the average customer’s cell phone bill.

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South Carolina Tax Reform

South Carolina: A Road Map For Tax Reform

South Carolina is by no means a high tax state, though it can feel that way for certain taxpayers. The problems with South Carolina’s tax code come down to poor tax structure. Explore our new comprehensive guide to see how South Carolina can achieve meaningful tax reform.

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2019 federal income tax brackets, new 2019 tax rates, 2019 tax rate changes, federal standard deduction, EITC, child credit, capital gain taxes.

2019 Tax Brackets

The IRS recently released its 2019 individual income tax brackets and rates. Check out the new standard deduction, child tax credit, earned income tax credit, rates and brackets, and more.

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flags from all over the world where there are differing Corporate Tax Rates

Corporate Tax Rates Around the World, 2018

Since 1980, the worldwide average statutory corporate tax rate has consistently decreased as countries have realized the negative impact that corporate taxes have on business investment decisions.

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2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index

2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index

The structure of a country’s tax code is an important determinant of its economic performance. Our 2018 international tax rankings provide a road map for each of the 35 OECD countries to improve the structure of their tax codes and achieve a more neutral, more competitive tax system.

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