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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:57 AM

The Biden administration seeks to raise $2.5 trillion through corporate tax increases.

Source: New York Times

The Biden administration unveiled its plan to overhaul the corporate tax code on Wednesday, offering an array of proposals that would require large companies to pay higher taxes to help fund the White House’s economic agenda. The plan, if enacted, would raise $2.5 trillion in revenue over 15 years. It would do so by ushering in major changes for American companies, which have long embraced quirks in the tax code that allowed them to lower or eliminate their tax liability, often by shifting profits overseas. The plan also includes efforts to help combat climate change, proposing to replace fossil fuel subsidies with tax incentives that promote clean energy production.

Some corporations have expressed a willingness to pay more in taxes, but the overall scope of the proposal is likely to draw backlash from the business community, which has benefited for years from loopholes in the tax code and a relaxed approach to enforcement. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said during a briefing with reporters on Wednesday that the plan would end a global “race to the bottom” of corporate taxation that she said has been destructive for the American economy and its workers.

“Our tax revenues are already at their lowest level in generations,” Ms. Yellen said. “If they continue to drop lower, we will have less money to invest in roads, bridges, broadband and R&D.” The Biden administration’s plan, announced by the Treasury Department, would raise the corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 21 percent. The administration said the increase would bring America’s corporate tax rate more closely in line with other advanced economies and reduce inequality. It would also remain lower than it was before the 2017 Trump tax cuts, when the rate stood at 35 percent.

The White House also proposed significant changes to several international tax provisions included in the Trump tax cuts, which the Biden administration described in the report as policies that put “America last” by benefiting foreigners. Among the biggest change would be a doubling of the de facto global minimum tax to 21 percent and toughening it, to force companies to pay the tax on a wider span of income across countries.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/business/biden-corporate-tax-increases.html



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:00 PM

1. Business owners will now look at ways to cut employees, not to stay competitive

but to preserve their personal salaries, perqs and benefits.

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Response to Sibelius Fan (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:23 PM

2. They did that after the Trump tax cuts anyway

and after the Bush tax cuts too.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:49 PM

3. Gut the tax laws for businesses

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and rewrite them. End the insanity. An overhaul is welcomed.

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