Republicans are neglecting those aspects of tax reform that are most closely linked to the investment and innovation that promotes growth – including the research and development tax credit.
Publications: Joe Kennedy
November 9, 2017
October 26, 2017
The European Commission’s unilateral push to force EU member countries to collect steep taxes from U.S. companies will jeopardize efforts to negotiate better fixes for the international tax system.
October 9, 2017
Both the statutory and average effective tax rates for U.S. corporations are very high by global standards. But as Joe Kennedy writes in Morning Consult, for tax reform to be fully effective, it must do more than just lower the statutory corporate rate; it should lower the effective rate while moving to a territorial tax system.
July 27, 2017
It’s not cars, but freight transportation where there is the greatest near-term potential to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve safety—but only if regulators are careful to allow the technologies to progress, Joe Kennedy explains in Morning Consult.
July 5, 2017
Reducing or eliminating the R&D tax credit to “pay for” a lower corporate rate would be a serious mistake. To boost productivity and competitiveness, Congress should lower the corporate rate while expanding the research credit’s Alternative Simplified Credit from 14 to 20 percent.
June 12, 2017
Automating freight transportation can increase productivity and safety. Regulators should encourage technological advances by providing clearer standards.
April 17, 2017
Commentators in the U.S. and Europe have been agitating for regulators to consider companies’ data holdings when they conduct antitrust analyses of proposed mergers or investigate possible anticompetitive conduct. But merely having data does not raise anticompetitive concerns, writes Joe Kennedy in Harvard Business Review.
April 17, 2017
Tax Day arrives April 18 against the backdrop of a serious debate in Washington about the need for tax reform that will spur broadly beneficial economic growth, writes Joe Kennedy in Forbes.
March 8, 2017
Given the tax code’s complexity and the divisive political environment, lawmakers should focus on provisions that spur investments in innovation, productivity, and competitiveness, writes Joe Kennedy in The Hill.
March 6, 2017
Data-rich companies are not a threat to competition, but rather an important source of innovation, which policymakers should encourage, not limit.