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2017 tax reform Tax Cuts and Jobs Act TCJA changed legal business forms like c corporations and pass-through businesses TCJA Pass-Through Business Tax Reform: Details & Analysis

How the TCJA Affected Legal Business Forms

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly lowered the effective tax rates on business income, but the impact was not the same for C corporations and pass-through businesses.

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Donald Trump tax proposals regarding replacing the income tax with tariffs, exempting taxes on tips, and corporate income tax cut

Five Things to Know about Trump’s Tariff and Income Tax Proposals

Former President Trump floated the possibility of entirely replacing the federal income tax with new tariffs. He also raised other ideas like eliminating taxes on tipped income and lowering the corporate tax rate by one percentage point.

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National Tax Poll Results and Answers: Understanding the Tax Code

National Tax Literacy Poll: Understanding the Tax Code

To make sound financial decisions and support better tax policy, taxpayers should understand the taxes they face. Unfortunately, most U.S. taxpayers do not know or are unsure of basic tax concepts.

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UK individual savings accounts or ISAs UK savings accounts vs US savings accounts

America Should Learn from Successful Universal Savings Policy Across the Pond

For U.S. policymakers looking to encourage greater saving and financial security, particularly among low- and moderate-income households facing serious affordability challenges, the experiences in both the UK and Canada indicate that universal savings accounts are an effective policy tool to help reach that goal.

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Corporate tax reform analysis including corporate tax hike economic growth impact

Tax Reform Offsets Shouldn’t Offset Economic Growth

Pro-growth tax reform that does not add to the deficit will require tough choices, but whether to raise the corporate tax rate is not one of them. If lawmakers want to craft fiscally responsible and pro-growth tax reform, a higher corporate tax rate simply does not fit into the puzzle.

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US Protectionism Trump & Biden Protectionist Trade Policies

Trump, Biden and the American Protectionist Matrix

Trump’s protectionist measures and the continuation of most of them under the Biden administration already form the matrix of American trade policy after the 2024 elections.

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Caitlin Clark State Tax Departments Angel Reese WNBA salaries and WNBA taxes

Caitlin Clark’s Other Audience: State Tax Departments

When Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese made their WNBA preseason debuts, basketball fans across the country tuned in. But there’s another audience that also follows along: state revenue officials, who will expect their piece of the pie each time these star athletes—and their teammates—come to town.

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State VMT Taxes Vehicle Miles Traveled Taxes

Vehicle Miles Traveled Taxes Rollout across States

Gas tax revenues have decoupled from road expenses and have been unable to support road funding in recent years. As such, states nationwide are exploring ways to supplement or replace gas tax revenues.

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