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Inflation Reduction Act energy tax increases methane emissions superfund tax and coal taxes methane emissions and methane fee natural gas

The Sticks: Inflation Reduction Act’s Energy-Related Tax Increases

The Inflation Reduction Act primarily uses carrots, not sticks, to incentivize reductions in carbon emissions. It creates or expands tax credits for various low- or no-emission technologies, rather than imposing a generalized penalty for emissions, such as a carbon tax.

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2022 beer taxes by state beer tax rates including state beer excise tax rates

Comparing Beer Taxes by State, 2022

Tennessee, Alaska, Hawaii, and Kentucky levy the highest beer excise tax rates in the nation. How does your state compare?

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Carbon tax revenue recycling for border-adjusted carbon tax border adjustments Taxing Big Oil Profiteers Act Wyden excess profits tax oil and gas companies Carbon Tax definition, Carbon Emissions, CO2 Emissions, Global Temperatures, Climate Change, AOC, Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal, energy, environomental, payroll tax cut

“Taxing Big Oil Profiteers Act” Risks Disincentivizing Production, Inventory

In response to high oil prices, Sen. Wyden has proposed raising taxes on oil and gas companies in three ways. His “Taxing Big Oil Profiteers Act” would create an additional 21 percent tax on so-called excess profits earned over 10 percent of revenues of oil companies with annual revenues over $1 billion; levy a tax on stock buybacks; and remove last-in, first-out (LIFO) tax treatment of inventory accounting.

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Highest beer taxes in Europe on International Beer Day 2022 tax on beer in Ireland and tax on beer in germany. Compare lowest and highest beer tax in Europe

Beer Taxes in Europe

’Tis the season to crack open a cold one. Ahead of International Beer Day on August 5th, let’s take a minute to discover how much of your cash is actually going toward the cost of a brew with this week’s tax map, which explores excise duties on beer.

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2022 gas taxes in Europe Compare fuel tax rates and EU gas tax Europe map EU fuel excise duty

Gas Taxes in Europe

The Netherlands has the highest gas tax in the European Union, at €0.82 per liter ($3.69 per gallon). Italy applies the second highest rate at €0.73 per liter ($3.26 per gallon), followed by Finland at €0.72 per liter ($3.24 per gallon).

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2022 vapor taxes by state vaping tax rates on e-cigarettes and vaping taxes by state

Vapor Taxes by State, 2022

If the policy goal of taxing cigarettes is to encourage cessation, vapor taxation must be considered a part of that policy design.

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State Tax Changes Taking Effect July 1, 2022

State Tax Changes Taking Effect July 1, 2022

Although the majority of state tax changes take effect at the start of the calendar year, some are implemented at the beginning of the fiscal year. Fourteen states have notable tax changes taking effect on July 1.

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Carbon tax revenue recycling for border-adjusted carbon tax border adjustments Taxing Big Oil Profiteers Act Wyden excess profits tax oil and gas companies Carbon Tax definition, Carbon Emissions, CO2 Emissions, Global Temperatures, Climate Change, AOC, Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal, energy, environomental, payroll tax cut

Windfall Profits Taxes?

Oil prices have skyrocketed, posing a new risk to the post-pandemic recovery. Feeling the pressure to respond, policymakers have proposed everything from gas tax holidays, tapping into strategic reserves, and even rebate cards. One idea that has crawled back from the dead: “Windfall Profits Taxes.” This idea is seemingly simple: legislation targeted at the “excess” profits of oil companies. However, as with anything in tax policy, the reality is much more complicated.