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Interest Deductibility – Issues and Reforms

Interest deductibility creates holes in the tax base, distorts corporate investment strategies, and contributes to a potentially dangerous macroeconomic environment of overleveraging.

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Competitiveness Impact of Tax Reform for the United States

U.S. taxes on new business investment are uncompetitive globally. While corporate tax rate reductions would have a significant impact on competitiveness, expensing proposals currently being considered would add much more grease to make the wheels turn in the U.S. economy.

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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.

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The State and Local Tax Deduction: A Primer

Taxpayers who itemize deductions on their federal income tax are permitted to deduct certain taxes paid to state and local governments from their gross income for federal income tax liability purposes.

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Facts & Figures 2017: How Does Your State Compare?

How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient resource compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending.

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