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Wyoming Business Tax Competitiveness

2018 State Business Tax Climate Index

For 15 years, our State Business Tax Climate Index has been the standard for legislators and taxpayers to understand how their state’s tax code compares and how it can be improved. Now, for the first time ever, you can explore our Index’s 100+ variables in an easy to use, interactive format.

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Full expensing cash tax cuts and jobs act

Economic and Budgetary Impact of Temporary Expensing

Instead of making expensing temporary, lawmakers could pursue other ways to speed up cost recovery with permanent economic gains and without drastically reducing revenue. One way to do that is by enacting “depreciation indexing.”

12 min read
Ohio Commercial Activity Tax

Ohio’s Commercial Activity Tax: A Reappraisal

The Ohio Commercial Activity Tax, a 0.26 percent tax on business gross receipts above $1 million, is a throwback to an earlier era of taxation, bringing back a tax type that had been in steady retreat for nearly a century.

34 min read
International Taxes, International flags for Corporate Income Tax Rates around the World

Corporate Income Tax Rates around the World, 2017

The last time the U.S. reduced its federal corporate income tax rate was in 1986. Since then, countries throughout the world have significantly reduced their rates, leaving the U.S. with the fourth highest statutory corporate tax rate in the world and an overall uncompetitive tax system.

11 min read
Tax Expenditures, corporate and individual tax expenditures

Corporate and Individual Tax Expenditures

The elimination of tax expenditures is a popular way to pay for tax reform, but not all tax expenditures are equally worthy of elimination. It is important to ask, for each expenditure, whether it serves a reasonable purpose and whether it accomplishes that purpose in a reasonable way.

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