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A Journey Through Germany’s Tax Laws

Get ready to hit the autobahn and explore the world of German taxes! We’ll navigate the complexities of Germany’s tax structure.

Vermont tax proposals 2024 Montpelier state capitol

Vermont Tax Proposals Would Leave the State and Vermonters Behind

With proposals to adopt the nation’s highest corporate income tax, second-highest individual income tax, and most aggressive treatment of foreign earnings, as well as to implement an unusually high tax on property transfers, Vermont lawmakers have no shortage of options for raising taxes dramatically.

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Portugal property tax reform and Portugal transfer tax reform

Property and Transfer Tax: If It Moves, Stop Taxing It.

Portugal’s turnover tax on real property transfers places a serious drag on economic growth by making it harder for people to relocate for better jobs and living conditions while constraining investment into the development of housing and buildings.

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2024 wealth taxes in Europe compare wealth taxes by country

Wealth Taxes in Europe, 2024

Only three European countries levy a net wealth tax—Norway, Spain, and Switzerland. France and Italy levy wealth taxes on selected assets.

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Nebraska Property Tax Relief Proposal by Governor Jim Pillen

Evaluating Nebraska Governor’s Plan for Property Tax Relief

Nebraskans need property tax relief and there are sound ways to provide it. However, increasing the sales tax rate to the highest in the country and dramatically increasing cigarette excises is not sound tax policy. 

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D.C. Tax Revision Commission Recommends Major Tax Changes

While some recommendations follow the principles of sound tax policy and may improve the District’s tax climate, some proposals make the tax code more complex and less neutral, potentially disincentivizing investment and business activity.

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