Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Wall Street Journal | Beltway 'Strip' Club
Not content with the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world, President Obama and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) seem determined to make the U.S. even less hospitable to business. Both are developing plans to make it more expensive for multinational companies to invest in America.
Mercatus Center | Cutting Taxes is Patriotic
Several states cut a wide variety of taxes this summer. Indiana and Rhode Island, for example, cut the conventional corporate tax. Idaho, meanwhile, took an unconventional route by cutting sales taxes on software purchased through “the cloud.” When revenues are on the rise, some states choose to lower taxes, while others prefer to spend the tax windfall. Both moves could be wrong.
NBER | Corporate Taxes and Capital Structure: A Long-Term Historical Perspective
We study the relation between leverage and corporate tax rates using an extensive data set constructed from all corporate income tax returns filed with the IRS from 1926 to 2009. This data set includes financial statement data from millions of private and public corporations of all sizes.