Taxes and Budget

Tech policy broadly defined becomes more important each presidential election, and this one is no different. As it has in every cycle since 2008, ITIF provides a side-by-side comparison of the nominees’ positions on key issues related to the progress of technological innovation.
Taxes and Budget
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December 17, 2015
A recent proposal by two noted tax experts promises to lower the federal corporate tax rate to 15 percent and deserves serious consideration, writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
November 30, 2015
Taxing corporate revenues from innovation-based activities less will not only boost U.S. global competitiveness it will help bring back IP-based corporate profits now overseas.
November 12, 2015
Retroactively extending the R&D tax credit and bonus depreciation—or, better yet, making them permanent—would be a great start on the corporate tax reform the United States needs, writes Joe Kennedy in The Hill.
October 26, 2015
The policy rationale for the R&D tax credit and bonus depreciation is abundantly clear; Congress should extend and then make them permanent.
September 21, 2015
Rob Atkinson discussed the current state of U.S. innovation-based competitiveness and the R&D tax credit in the context of both competitiveness and tax reform at the Bloomberg Research and Development Tax Credit Symposium.
August 28, 2015
A new PwC study found that U.S. companies consistently pay a higher effective tax rate than their overseas competitors, writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
August 10, 2015
A menu of actionable ideas for policymakers to foster technological innovation, growth, and progress.
July 31, 2015
ITIF commends an innovation box proposal that would stimulate R&D, innovation, and production activities in the United States, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.
July 1, 2015
With inversions under siege, now American firms are eager to be bought—to avoid onerous corporate taxes, writes Joe Kennedy in the Wall Street Journal.
June 25, 2015
Congress should pass legislation that would enable states to tax goods equally no matter how they are sold, says Alan McQuinn in Roll Call.