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The Financial Times

The Financial Times: US tax reform hopes become mired in foreign cash piles

The Financial Times cites the Tax Foundation’s recent paper on the challenges of implementing a territorial system for corporate income taxes.

WRKF (Baton Rouge)

WRKF (NPR Baton Rouge): Are Sales Tax Holidays a Good Deal?

The Tax Foundation’s Joseph Henchman tells NPR affiliate WRKF (Baton Rouge) why Louisiana’s sales tax holiday is bad policy.

The New York Times

The New York Times: Wisconsin’s Lavish Lure for Foxconn: $3 Billion in Tax Subsidies

The New York Times spoke with Tax Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Jared Walczak about Wisconsin’s decision to award billion in tax breaks to electronics supplier Foxconn.

Marketplace

Martketplace: Can the president keep his tax cut promise?

Tax Foundation Senior Analyst Scott Greenberg speaks with Marketplace Radio about the president’s goal of reducing the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent.

CBS MoneyWatch

CBS MoneyWatch: Will Seattle’s income tax on the rich backfire?

The Tax Foundation’s Joseph Henchman tells CBS MoneyWatch about the legal and policy issues surrounding Seattle’s local income tax.

Politifact California

PolitiFact: California’s taxes are ‘among the highest in the nation’

Using Tax Foundation data and insight from Joseph Henchman, Politifact partner Capital Public Radio (California) rates as “Mostly True” claims that California has some of the highest taxes in the country.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-Journal: 5 lessons from the Faraday Future fiasco

The Las Vegas Review-Journal includes comments from Tax Foundation Director of State Projects Scott Drenkard on the news that electric automobile manufacturer Faraday had ceased construction on a factory in the state, despite being awarded $335 million in tax incentives.

Politico Pro

Politico: Not your father’s economy

A Politico Pro piece on how tax reform would impact the modern economy (versus 1986) features insight from the Tax Foundation’s Scott Greenberg.

CNN Money

CNNMoney: Will a corporate tax cut benefit the middle class?

CNN Money cites analysis by the Tax Foundation’s Kyle Pomerleau explaining that a temporary corporate tax cut will not do much for economic growth.

CNBC

CNBC: Small businesses are hungry for tax reform

Tax Foundation Executive Vice President Joseph Henchman talks with CNBC about the positive aspects of North Carolina’s 2013 tax reform efforts.

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Cleveland Plain-Dealer: Ohio’s municipal, business taxes among the nation’s worst

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer featured analysis on Ohio’s tax code from the Tax Foundation’s latest chartbook, Ohio Illustrated.

Marketplace

Marketplace: Do tax cuts automatically lead to economic growth?

The Tax Foundation’s Kyle Pomerleau talks to Marketplace radio about how long it can take for the economy to respond to tax cuts.

The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal: Trump’s Blue State Revival Plan

An editorial board in The Wall Street Journal cites Tax Foundation analysis on the state and local deduction showing which states and taxpayers benefit from the tax break.

WIRED

WIRED: Who Will Pay for the Future if Not the Robots?

Tax Foundation Vice President of State Projects Joseph Henchman speaks with WIRED magazine about the future of taxes as automation becomes more prevalent.

FoxNews.com

FoxNews.com: Connecticut, home to great wealth, may be sinking into a fiscal mire

FoxNews.com interviewed Tax Foundation Policy Analyst Morgan Scarboro about Connecticut’s overreliance on taxing the wealthy to balance its budget.

National Review

National Review Op-Ed: Full Expensing Encourages More Growth than a Corporate-Rate Cut Read

For National Review online, the Tax Foundation’s Kyle Pomerleau shows how moving away from depreciation to full expensing of capital investments would create more economic growth than a corporate rate cut that costs the same amount of revenue.

WAMU

WAMU (NPR): Should D.C. Lower Its Estate Tax?

D.C. policymakers are being pressured to delay a scheduled increase in the district’s estate tax exemption. The Tax Foundation’s Joseph Henchman tells WAMU why D.C. should allow the enacted tax cuts to go into place.

Bloomberg

Bloomberg: Preference for Interest Deduction May Snarl GOP Tax Plan

In an interview with Bloomberg News, Tax Foundation Director of Federal Projects Kyle Pomerleau explains the tradeoff between the interest deduction and full expensing, and how full expensing is a key tax reform provision for boosting economic growth.

Politico Magazine

Politico Op-Ed: What Trump Can Learn From Kansas’ Tax Troubles

In Politico Magazine, The Tax Foundation’s Kyle Pomerleau, Scott Drenkard, and John Buhl explain how federal policymakers should study Kansas to understand the problems with cutting tax rates but not broadening the base, as well as the issues created by taxing pass-through business income differently than wage income.

The New York Times

The New York Times: The 7 Key Elements of the White House Tax Plan

The New York Times cites Tax Foundation analysis on the estate tax in its review of the Trump administration’s tax proposal.